undetected error rate

undetected error rate

[¦ən·di′tek·təd ′er·ər ‚rāt]
(communications)
The number of bits (or other units of information) which are received but are not detected or corrected by error-control equipment, divided by the total number of bits (or other units of information) transmitted. Also known as residual error rate.
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The undetected error rate during the OCR validation study of 2.1/100 000 represents a significant opportunity for improvement for our laboratory.
For example, Clifford Thomas Ltd., a publishing company, quoted a maximum undetected error rate for contract data entry of 0.00001 per alphanumeric key for double-entered data (Richard Barber, 1998, pers.