What are evaluation metrics for multi-class classification problem (like positive/negative/neutral sentiment analysis)

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For multiclass classification(MCC) problems, metrics  can be derived from the confusion matrix. Let $tp_i,tn_i,fp_i,fn_i$ denote the true positives, true negatives, false positives, false negatives respectively.

MCC problems, usually macro and micro metrics are computed:

→ Micro metrics (with subscript $\mu$ in table below) are computed by summing up individual tp, tn, fp and fn to extend the two class formula for precision and recall for MCC.  

→ Macro metrics are computed  by taking the average precision, recall of the system on different sets treating classifier for each class as a 1 vs all classifier.

See the table below for popular micro and macro metrics for multi class classification.

From: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0306457309000259

For more information read :

https://medium.com/usf-msds/choosing-the-right-metric-for-evaluating-machine-learning-models-part-2-86d5649a5428


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