In developing the metadata standard, reviewers asked that a summary method of providing results also be permitted. While this summary method would not relieve producers of the obligation to provide a thorough report, it would allow users, especially those using a data catalog, to quickly exclude those data sets that obviously would not serve a user's needs. The Quantitative Attribute Accuracy Assessment (and its horizontal and vertical accuracy counterparts) were provided in response to this request. A producer identifies the test used by name and the value obtained from the test. The derivation of these values should be described in the accuracy reports.
Accuracy tests for categorical attributes may be performed by one of the following methods. All methods shall make reference to map scale in interpreting classifications.
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