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Precision-Recall Is Wrong for Multimedia
July-September 2011 (vol. 18 no. 3)
pp. 4-7
Malcolm Slaney, Yahoo! Research and Stanford Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics
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Index Terms:
precision, recall, multimedia, relevance, evaluation, Visions and Views, IEEE MultiMedia
Malcolm Slaney, "Precision-Recall Is Wrong for Multimedia," IEEE Multimedia, vol. 18, no. 3, pp. 4-7, July-Sept. 2011, doi:10.1109/MMUL.2011.50
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