I come across three different statistical measures to compare two sets, in particular to segmentation on images (e.g., comparing the similarity between the ground truth and the segmented result).

What are the differences between these measurements (they are quite similar mathematically):

I see papers using Dice more often, but others also suggest using Jaccard and overlap coefficients. What are their differences?

**Answer**

From the wikipedia page:

J=D2−DandD=2JJ+1

where D is the Dice Coefficient and J is the Jacard Index.

In my opinion, the Dice Coefficient is more intuitive because it can be seen as the percentage of overlap between the two sets, that is a number between 0 and 1.

As for the Overlap it represents the percentage of overlap as it relates only to the smallest volume:

overlap=|X∩Y|min(|X|,|Y|)

The relation between it and the other two measures is not direct, but one can be get from one the others and vice-versa with information of the area/volume of X and Y

**Attribution***Source : Link , Question Author : RockTheStar , Answer Author : Miguel*