In statistical classification, the *recall* of a classifier over a class is the
ratio between the number of times a class got predicted correctly and the number
of times that class actually appears in the corresponding dataset.

$$ \text{recall}(x) = \frac{N_{\text{correctly predicted}}(x)}{N(x)}, $$

where $x$ is the class being classified.

Typically, this appears in binary classification, where we want to compare the number of true positives against the number of positives.

See also Precision (classification), Accuracy (classification) and F-score.