Encyclopedia of Biometrics

2009 Edition
| Editors: Stan Z. Li, Anil Jain

False Positive Rate

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-73003-5_1096

False Positive Rate means how many percentage of the imposter test samples are incorrectly classified as the authentic class. For example, in a computer account login system, False Positive Rate is what percentage of the illegal users recognized as legal users. In applications, which require high security, False Positive Rate is always required to be as small as possible.

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