This Article 
   
 Share 
   
 Bibliographic References 
   
 Add to: 
 
Digg
Furl
Spurl
Blink
Simpy
Google
Del.icio.us
Y!MyWeb
 
 Search 
   
Calculation of Bayes' Recognition Error for Two Multivariate Gaussian Distributions
March 1969 (vol. 18 no. 3)
pp. 220-229
An algorithm is presented for calculating recognition error when applying pattern vectors to an optimum Bayes' classifier. The pattern vectors are assumed to come from two classes whose populations have Gaussian statistics with unequal covariance matrices and arbitrary a priori probabilities. The quadratic discriminant function associated with a Bayes' classifier is used as a one-dimensional random variable from which the probability of error is calculated, once the distribution of the discriminant function is obtained.
Index Terms:
Bayes' optimum classifier, Bhattacharyya's distance, characteristic function, divergence, multivariate Gaussian distributions, pattern recognition, recognition errors.
Citation:
K. Fukunaga, T.F. Krile, "Calculation of Bayes' Recognition Error for Two Multivariate Gaussian Distributions," IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 18, no. 3, pp. 220-229, March 1969, doi:10.1109/T-C.1969.222635
Usage of this product signifies your acceptance of the Terms of Use.