taxonomy file description

Taxonomy result contains three table with header OTUID, taxon and confidence
i want know what is the Confidence or consensus

how it calculated please help

Confidence is a measure of the quality of classification and is described (albeit briefly) here:

Consensus classifiers work by forming consensus among the N top hits, so “consensus” is the fraction of top hits that match the reported classification.

See this article for more description of both.


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