# Faster RCNN evaluation

Hi eveyone,

I’m working with the Faster RCNN version provided by pytorch (Here). I’m training the model with my own custom dataset but I have some difficulties on understanding the evaluation metrics. I couldn’t find any good explanation on internet.

Here is an example showing my results:

``````IoU metric: bbox
Average Precision  (AP) @[ IoU=0.50:0.95 | area=   all | maxDets=100 ] = 0.658
Average Precision  (AP) @[ IoU=0.50      | area=   all | maxDets=100 ] = 1.000
Average Precision  (AP) @[ IoU=0.75      | area=   all | maxDets=100 ] = 0.827
Average Precision  (AP) @[ IoU=0.50:0.95 | area= small | maxDets=100 ] = 0.663
Average Precision  (AP) @[ IoU=0.50:0.95 | area=medium | maxDets=100 ] = 0.658
Average Precision  (AP) @[ IoU=0.50:0.95 | area= large | maxDets=100 ] = -1.000
Average Recall     (AR) @[ IoU=0.50:0.95 | area=   all | maxDets=  1 ] = 0.687
Average Recall     (AR) @[ IoU=0.50:0.95 | area=   all | maxDets= 10 ] = 0.687
Average Recall     (AR) @[ IoU=0.50:0.95 | area=   all | maxDets=100 ] = 0.687
Average Recall     (AR) @[ IoU=0.50:0.95 | area= small | maxDets=100 ] = 0.700
Average Recall     (AR) @[ IoU=0.50:0.95 | area=medium | maxDets=100 ] = 0.685
Average Recall     (AR) @[ IoU=0.50:0.95 | area= large | maxDets=100 ] = -1.000
``````

In this example what does the -1 means for large areas? and why it happens only for that?
I have just started object detection for a few day so it’s all new for me. Please, can you help me? thank you for your support