confidence_score
A quantitative value that can be interpreted as an indicator of the degree of confidence that a piece of information is true, and accurately reflects the aspect of reality it is about.
The 'confidence score' property does not only include statistical measures such as p-values that explicitly indicate a level of confidence. It also includes any quantitative score against which a threshold for making an assertion is defined - where the distance of this score from this threshold can be interpreted as an indicator of how much confidence we might have that the asserted conclusion is true.
For example, many silico prediction tools such as SIFT interrogate biological sequence data to calculate a score that reflects the likelihood that a particular sequence variant negatively impacts gene product function. A variant is interpreted to be 'Tolerated', 'Damaging', or 'Deleterious' based on how its score compares against pre-defined thresholds. Here, we may have less confidence that a variant with a score just above the 'Damaging' threshold is truly damaging, versus a variant whose score is well above the threshold.
This property has a similar intent as assertion_confidence_level, but used for quantitative numerical values.
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