I've read a conference paper by Sven Koehler et al., where it says,
[Figure 5.] Finetuning of the ACDC model with an increasing number of GCN patients. There is one plot for each label each with one line per dataset. The blue (upper) line describes the dice score on the ACDC split + n GCN patients, the orange (middle) line describes the dice score on the held out ACDC test split and the green line (lower) describes the dice score on the unseen GCN patients. The latter is exclusive the GCN patients which were added for the ﬁnetuning.
I first thought this was a typo, and it should read instead, The latter is exclusively the GCN patients which..., but this would not make sense (in the context of the study presented there, as we need an independent sample of GCN patients for the evaluation).
Thus, I am now thinking they rather want to say, The latter is without the GCN patients which..., which is exactly the opposite meaning. Is my interpretation correct? Can "exclusive" actually be used in this way?