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Q: What do LLR, LR and score mean?

A: These abbreviations mean the following:

  • LR – likelihood ratio, result from statistical test for two models comparison. It returns a number which expresses how many times more likely the data are under one model than the other.  LR meets numbers in interval <0;+inf).
  • LLR – abbreviation for log-likelihood ratio statistic, logarithmic function of LR. LLR meets numbers in interval (-inf;+inf).
  • Percentage (normalised) score – commonly used mathematical transformation of the LLR to percentage. This number is better for human readability but may bring some doubts if LLR numbers are too high (typically for some non-adapted installations). Interval <0;100> (or sometimes <0;1>), in %. The higher the score, the better the match.