false positive rate


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false positive rate

Statistics The proportion of all negative–inactive substances that are incorrectly identified as positive; FPR is an indicator of test performance
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For any diagnostic test, sum of specificity and false positive rate is always equal to 1.
Although the false accusation rate identifies the credibility of evidence from a drug test, the false positive rate does not.
Martijn Grooten, author of the September 2009 Virus Bulletin Anti-spam comparative review stated, "Not only did the product have one of the highest spam catch rates, it combined that with the lowest false positive rate of all products.
The high specificity of the product also led to a five-fold decrease in the false positive rate of LDCT-detected suspicious lung nodules in heavy smokers who did not have lung cancer.
Critics of widespread or mandatory testing contend the real costs of screening -- and counseling -- civilians may be much higher, and that a low false positive rate alone should not determine public policy.
BOSTON -- Norkom Technologies today announced the launch of Norkom Watch List Smart Update, a completely new analytic process that drives down false positive rates in the detection of financial crime, resulting in significant cost and time savings for leading financial institutions without increasing the risks of missing an important match.
The false positive rate is disproportionately high in women, who represent only about 7 percent of AIDS cases but nearly half the repeatedly positive ELISA tests.
Extensive lab and field tests conducted by independent third parties show wireless communications for the system exceed 99% reliability, and the sensor detects container breaches with a false positive rate that is less than 1 percent.
The 1 percent false positive rate presents a probelm: should the person, whose risk of AIDS is not known, be told?
Companies that release updates hourly generally have the highest false positive rate due to very limited time available for working the bugs out of the updates.
The ability to shed many of the constraints associated with traditional IPS solutions including inline deployment, reliance on signatures, and high false positive rate, makes CounterStorm-1 the most effective next layer of security.
In many environments, CipherTrust has been able to block 80 percent of connections based purely on reputation data, increasing security levels while maintaining a false positive rate of less than one in one million.