False Positive

July 24, 2012

See also: False Negative

CIMM DEFINITION: A mistake in processing or interpretation of data where actual results are normal but the interpreted results are not normal. Within virus protection, for example, software that looks for “virus-like behavior” will register false problems – viruses where none exist. Opposite of false negative.

2. False positives mean cases where TV set is off but STB is on. Specific to STB data.  (Source: TRA)