Recommendations for b-tagging for Run-I VH publication

This Twiki is aimed to summarize all of the information related to the b-tagging for the VH(bb) RunI publication. It contains the updated information from several existed Twiki.

Basic calibration information

Continuous calibration

We define as "continuous calibration" the calibration of the full tag weight distribution in N bins, as opposed as calibrating single working points.

Data running year

Right now the continuous calibration is limited to 2012. Continuous calibration for 2011 will be available soon, but unfortunately with a different efficiency binning.


We'll have 6 bins, corrisponding to [0,30,50,60,70,80,100] % efficiency on b-jets.

Jet flavour labeling

To more accurately label the jet flavour, it is recommended to use hadron matching instead of the parton matching provided as standard. To implement hadron flavour matching in your code, you need to include the following functions (provided by Andy Mehta) in your D3PD processing code and access them as shown in the example.

// Recalculate the flavour of the jet
// Pass the jet eta, phi and ORIGINAL jet flavour
// Returns the new jet flavour, 5 = b, 4 = c, 15 = tau, 0 = light
int GetJetFlavour(float jet_eta, float jet_phi, int jet_flav) {
   float dRmin = 0.4;

   // Use a cut of 5 GeV for LHCP approval
   float ptmin = 5000;
   // float ptmin = 0;

   if(GetDeltaRNearest(jet_eta, jet_phi, 5, ptmin) < dRmin) return 5;
   else if(GetDeltaRNearest(jet_eta, jet_phi, 4, ptmin) < dRmin) return 4;
   else if(jet_flav == 15) return 15;
   else return 0;


// Check the closest hadron to a jet
// Pass 4 to check for c-hardons and 5 to check for b-hadrons
float GetDeltaRNearest(float eta, float phi, int flav, float minpt ) {
   float dR(99.);

   for (int i = 0; i < mchfpart_n; ++i) {
      if(flav == 4) {
         if(!IsCHadron(mchfpart_type->at(i))) continue; 
      if(flav == 5) {
         if(!IsBHadron(mchfpart_type->at(i))) continue;
      if (mchfpart_pt->at(i) < minpt) continue;
      float etaTruth = mchfpart_eta->at(i);
      float phiTruth = mchfpart_phi->at(i);

      float deta  = eta-etaTruth;
      float dphi  = acos(cos(phi-phiTruth));
      float tmpdR = sqrt( deta*deta+dphi*dphi);
      if(tmpdR<dR) {
   return dR;

// Function to check whether particle is a c-hadron
bool IsCHadron(int pdg) {

   if((pdg>=400&&pdg<500&&pdg !=443)|| (pdg>=4000 && pdg<5000)
         || (pdg>=10411 && pdg<=10445) || (pdg>=20411 && pdg<=20445)
     )  return true;
   else return false;

// Function to check whether particle is a b-hadron
bool IsBHadron(int pdg) {

   if((pdg>=511 && pdg<=545) || (pdg>=10511 && pdg<=10545) || (pdg>=20511 && pdg<=20545) || (pdg>=5112 && pdg<=5554)) { 
      return true;
   } else return false;

When looping over your chosen D3PD jet container recompute the jet flavour by calling the code as shown in the simplified example below:

std::vector<int> jet_flavour_hadron_label;

for(int index = 0; index < jet_n; ++index) {
     // Recompute jet flavour
     int newJetFlav = GetJetFlavour(jet_eta->at(index),jet_phi->at(index),jet_flavor_truth_label->at(index));


For the Run-I publication, we decide to use MV1c tagger. The MV1c weight is not in the current D3PD we are using now.

We need to use a macro(here ) to compute the MV1c value:

 *mv1cEval(double w_IP3D, double w_SV1, double w_pu, double w_pc, double w_pb, double jet_pt, double jet_eta)* 

Note: The jet_pt and jet_eta we put in the MV1c script is using the re-calibrated jet pt and eta (Moriond2013 JES calibrated jets).

The usage of CalibrationDataInterface (CDI)

The CDI version we should use is CalibrationDataInterface-00-03-06:


* (New) The CDI input file is:


In order to consider the b-tagging efficiency sample dependence we found in EPS analysis, this CDI file contains the efficiency maps of different samples, e.g. POWHEG ttbar, Sherpa W+jets, and Sherpa Z+jets with VH(bb) basic selections. In such a case, user needs to specify the name of the 3D efficiency maps in both .env file(below) and the place to get the MC efficiency.

An example of the .env file (BTagCalibrationMV1c.2012.continuouseff.env) is shown here:

File:            WeightFiles_btag/Summer2013_continuous_MV1c_customEffMaps_v2.root                                                                                                   
FileEff:        WeightFiles_btag/Summer2013_continuous_MV1c_customEffMaps_v2.root
FileSF:        WeightFiles_btag/Summer2013_continuous_MV1c_customEffMaps_v2.root

MV1c.EfficiencyCalibrationBName:     ttbar_powheg;wjets_sherpa;zjets_sherpa
MV1c.EfficiencyCalibrationCName:     ttbar_powheg;wjets_sherpa;zjets_sherpa
MV1c.EfficiencyCalibrationLightName: ttbar_powheg;wjets_sherpa;zjets_sherpa
MV1c.EfficiencyCalibrationTName:     ttbar_powheg;wjets_sherpa;zjets_sherpa

runEigenVectorMethod:           True

Truth tagging recommendation in the continuous tagging case

A very detailed truth tagging and the corresponding sys. treatment has been provided by Andy Meta (here ).

But in case other groups have implemented the sys. variation in other way, here I take the essential part of the code for the truth tagging in the continuous b-tagging case. We need to store the cumulative efficiency in order to work out the TruthTag weight of the jet, m_nTagBin is the number of b-tagging weight bins in the continuous case. MeanBWeightForBin(iwb) is the bin center of the bin-iwb. These two information, you could find in Andy's above Twiki.

* 1) Biuld the efficiency array at a given pt(eta) point, and calculate both the tagged and Anti-tagged efficiency:

//m_nTagBin is the number of b-tagging weight bins 
// in the continuous case. MeanBWeightForBin(iwb) is the bin center of the bin-iwb. 

enum{m_nTagBin = 6};

double m_Xbin[m_nTagBin +1];

m_Xbin[0] = 0.0;
m_Xbin[1] = 0.4050;
m_Xbin[2] = 0.7028;
m_Xbin[3] = 0.8353;
m_Xbin[4] = 0.9237;
m_Xbin[5] = 0.9848;
m_Xbin[6] = 1.0;
float ana_MMN::MeanBWeightForBin( int i ) {
  //mean b-weight of the bin
  if( i< m_nXbin )
    return ( m_Xbin[i]+m_Xbin[i+1] )/2;
  else {
    std::cout<<" HbbEvent::MeanBWeightForBin bin higher than number of bins " << i << " " <<  m_nXbin<<std::endl;
    return 0;

//** here you need to tell the code which sample you are running.
//** TSample is the index of the sample, i.e. ( ttbar_powheg=1;wjets_sherpa=1;zjets_sherpa=2), 
//** The below is just an example, m_HistDirName is a input arguement that you pass to the code. 
int tmp_TSample = 0;
if (m_HistDirName.Contains("Wl") || m_HistDirName.Contains("Wc") || m_HistDirName.Contains("Wb")) {
   tmp_TSample = 1;
else if (m_HistDirName.Contains("Zl") || m_HistDirName.Contains("Zc") || m_HistDirName.Contains("Zb")) {
   tmp_TSample = 2;

//** In order to generate the truth tagging weight of the jet, we need to store 
//** the cumulative tagged efficiency( mcTTeffweight ) and anti-tagged efficiency(mcATTeffweight) , 
std::vector<double> mctteff(m_nTagBin, 0);
for(int iwb=0; iwb<m_nTagBin; iwb++) {
  float weightVal = MeanBWeightForBin(iwb);
  mceff = m_calibMV1->getMCEfficiency(ajetTTEff, flav,  "continuous", Analysis::None, TSample );
  if(weightVal> m_loose_tag_cut ) mcTTeffweight +=mctteff[iwb];
  else mcATTeffweight+=mctteff[iwb];

2) Randomly generate an randomValTT ( randomValATT) which corresponds to the cumulative pdf of the Tag (Anti-Tag) MV1c PDF.

In a word, randomValTT and randomValATT are in an uniform distribution.

//** Here we use the jet index to set the random seed,
//** which may indicate that user should store the original jet index from D3PD. 
gRandom->SetSeed( EventNumber +ijet*10000001);
//Now assign a MV1c value according to the efficiencies in each bin
double randomValTT =gRandom->Uniform(0, mcTTeffweight);
double randomValATT=gRandom->Uniform(0, mcATTeffweight);     

3) Calculate the the truth tagged and ant-tagged weight

Scan the b-tagging weight binned PDF from 0 to 1, find the bin that corresponds to the randomValTT and randomValATT and assign the bin center as the truth tagged and ant-tagged weight.

double cumefftriedTT=0;
double cumefftriedATT=0;
bool doneTT=false;
bool doneATT=false;
double truTagWt(0), truATagWt(0);
for(int i=0; i<m_nTagBin; i++) {
  float weightVal=MeanBWeightForBin(i);
  if(weightVal > m_loose_tag_cut ) {
    cumefftriedTT +=mctteff[i];
    if(cumefftriedTT>randomValTT&&!doneTT) {
      //Here you should set the assigned truth-tagged MV1c value to the jet
      truTagWt = weightVal;
  } else {
    cumefftriedATT +=mctteff[i];
    if(cumefftriedATT>randomValATT&&!doneATT) {
      //Here you should set the assigned anti-truth-tagged MV1c value to the jet
      truATagWt = weightVal;

After we have calculated the b-tagging weight as well as the truth tagging and anti-tagging weight, we need also to get the b-tagging efficiency scale factor to compensate efficiency difference between data and MC.

B-tagging Calibration

For RunI publication, we decide to use the continuous b-tagging calibration which allows us to take advantage of the full information of the tagging weight spectrum of the jet. Retrieving the b-tagging scale factor is very similar to before: after setting up the calibration data interface the main difference is that when asking for a jet SF, you need to provide the b-tagging weight in addition to the remaining jet properties (pT, eta):

Analysis::CalibrationDataVariables m_variables;
m_variables.jetAuthor = "AntiKt4TopoEMJVF0_5";
m_variables.jetPt = MyJetPt; // in MeV
m_variables.jetEta = MyJetEta;
m_variables.jetTagWeight = MyJetTagWeightBin; // here you specify the MV1 or MV1c value of the jet
std::string OperatingPoint="continuous";
int flav = myBJetFlavor; //here put the truth label of the jet according to the previous section
std::pair<double,double> eff_SF   = m_btagCalib -> getScaleFactor(m_variables, flav,m_bTaggerCutString , Analysis::None);

For the truth tagging case (discussed below), the truth-tagged jets will acquire a randomly generated MV1c value, and you'll therefore ask for the scale factor for these. It is actually even simpler to cache both the SF value if the jet will be tagged or if it will be anti-tagged (tag = 80% efficiency), as explained in the previous section:

ajetTTEff.jetTagWeight = MyJetTagWeightBin; // truth tagged randomly generated b-weight; you need to setup pT and eta as well
resnomTTEff =  m_calibInterface->getScaleFactor(ajetTTEff, flav, m_bTaggerCutString, Analysis::None);
ajetATTEff.jetTagWeight = MyJetTagWeightBin; // truth anti-tagged randomly generated b-weight; you need to setup pT and eta as well
resnomATTEff =  m_calibInterface->getScaleFactor(ajetATTEff, flav, m_bTaggerCutString, Analysis::None);
Here ajetTTEff and ajetATTEff just represent the truth tagged or anti-tagged jets with the generated value of the btagging weight.

In all these cases the nominal SF is given by the first value of the pair.

Systematic Uncertainties

The systematics variation in the continuous tagging case is a bit more complex than before. The number of Eigen state variations is 108 which is too much for our analysis to handle. The total number of systematics variation is: 30 for B, 24 for C, and 48 for Light. You could also use the CDI interface to double check the number of systematic variations for each flavor:

int NumBTagEigenVar = m_calibMV1->getNumVariations( btagjet.jetAuthor, JetFlavor, "continuous", Analysis::SFEigen);

The final recommendation is still under investigation. For now we decided to use the largest 10 varations for b and lignt jet, and 15 for c jet. Because the number of variation is ordered from low to high, we have to reverse the order of the variation.

The number of variations which is described (here): for b-jet, numVar is from 0 to 9, for c-jet, numVar is from 0-14, and for light jet, numVar is from 0 to 9. Y

if (truthLabel== 5 ) NumBTagEigenVar = 30;

else if (truthLabel== 4 ) NumBTagEigenVar = 24;

else if (truthLabel== 15 ) NumBTagEigenVar = 24;

int tmp_numVar = NumBTagEigenVar - (numVar+1);

When you consider one of these systematic uncertainties, the jet b-tagging SF is modified by calling:

Analysis::CalibResult res_sys = m_calibMV1->getScaleFactor( btagjet, JetFlavor,"continuous", Analysis::SFEigen, tmp_numVar );

Please notice: when considering systematic variations (as in the above line) the first value of the pair is the variation up, the second value is the variation down. This is different from the nominal case.

The (b-)jet selection for building Higgs candidate (still under discussion)

The way to select jets to build Higgs has been discussed for a quite while. The 2 jet selection has no ambiguity. In the 3 jet selection case to different proposals exist:

  • Tag the 2 jets leading in pT, regardless of the other jet. Again create the Higgs candidate from the b-tagged jets (used in EPS2013 0-,1-lepton analyses).
  • Tag 2 jets, anti-tag another one, regardless of which ones are the leading pT jets. Create the Higgs candidate from the b-tagged jets (used in EPS2013 2-lepton analysis).

This twiki for the moment covers the first case. Details about how to handle the last case are found at the end.

One more thing need to clarify is that the jet order for the 1-tagged region. In the first mentioned case, in order to be consistent with the pre-/0-/2- tagged regions, the first jet will be assigned with the jet with the highest pt. For 2-lepton channel, since the jets are ordered by tag weight, for 1-tagged region the tagged jet will be assigned as the 1st jet.

Example code for calibration and truth-tagging:

1) considering the jet combination to construct the Higgs. Here the default setup is only tagging the 2 leading pt jets.
It also setup to the tagging all jets, not enough validation has been done.

    struct ObjCombination {
      int TagLevel;
      std::vector<int>       m_iHiggsBJet;
      std::vector<int>       m_iExtraJet;
    std::vector<int>       m_iBJet;
    std::vector<int>       m_iNonBJet;

    ObjCombination              PreTag_ObjComb;
    ObjCombination              DirectTag_ObjComb;
    std::vector<ObjCombination> TruthTag_ObjComb;
void ana_MMN::Select_BJets( TString options = "" ) {

  for( int ijet=0; ijet<m_jetslist.size(); ijet++)   {

    // count number of b-tagged jets
    double btag_Wt =;
    if (m_tagger == "MV1c") {
      btag_Wt =;

    if ( btag_Wt > m_loose_tag_cut && ( m_consider_3jBtag || ijet<=1) )   {
      m_iBJet.push_back( ijet );
    }  else {
      m_iNonBJet.push_back( ijet );


int ana_MMN::Assign_Obj( TString options = "" ) {

  //** Here assign the jets build Higgs and make the tag level 
  //** If having 2 bjets, than the 2 bjets as Higgs jets
  //** If having 1 bjets, than the bjet and the leading non-bjet as Higgs jets
  //** If having 0 bjets, than the leading 2 non-bjets as Higgs jets

  //** default pretag setup
  DirectTag_ObjComb.TagLevel = -1;
  DirectTag_ObjComb.m_iHiggsBJet[0] = 0;
  DirectTag_ObjComb.m_iHiggsBJet[1] = 1;

  for(int ijet=0; ijet<m_jetslist.size()-2; ijet++) {

  if( m_iBJet.size()==2 ){
    //**  2-tag setup
    DirectTag_ObjComb.m_iHiggsBJet[0] = m_iBJet[0];
    DirectTag_ObjComb.m_iHiggsBJet[1] = m_iBJet[1];
    DirectTag_ObjComb.m_iExtraJet     = m_iNonBJet;
    DirectTag_ObjComb.TagLevel        = 2;
  else if( m_iBJet.size()==1 ){
    //**!!!! need to fix the order of jets soon !!!
    //**  1-tag setup: Jet ordered by Pt
    if( m_jetslist[ m_iBJet[0] ].p.Pt()>m_jetslist[ m_iNonBJet[0] ].p.Pt() ) {
      DirectTag_ObjComb.m_iHiggsBJet[0] = m_iBJet[0];
      DirectTag_ObjComb.m_iHiggsBJet[1] = m_iNonBJet[0];
    else {
      DirectTag_ObjComb.m_iHiggsBJet[0] = m_iNonBJet[0];
      DirectTag_ObjComb.m_iHiggsBJet[1] = m_iBJet[0];

    if(m_jetslist.size()>=3 ) DirectTag_ObjComb.m_iExtraJet.insert( DirectTag_ObjComb.m_iExtraJet.end(), m_iNonBJet.begin()+1, m_iNonBJet.end() );

    DirectTag_ObjComb.TagLevel = 1;
  else if( m_iBJet.size()==0 ){
    //**  0-tag setup
    DirectTag_ObjComb.m_iHiggsBJet[0] = m_iNonBJet[0];
    DirectTag_ObjComb.m_iHiggsBJet[1] = m_iNonBJet[1];

    if(m_jetslist.size()>=3 ) DirectTag_ObjComb.m_iExtraJet.insert( DirectTag_ObjComb.m_iExtraJet.end(), m_iNonBJet.begin()+2, m_iNonBJet.end() );

    DirectTag_ObjComb.TagLevel = 0;
  else if( m_iBJet.size()>=3 ){
    //**  3-tag setup : veto or not
    DirectTag_ObjComb.m_iHiggsBJet[0] = m_iBJet[0];
    DirectTag_ObjComb.m_iHiggsBJet[1] = m_iBJet[1];
    if(m_jetslist.size()>=3 ) DirectTag_ObjComb.m_iExtraJet.insert( DirectTag_ObjComb.m_iExtraJet.end(), m_iBJet.begin()+2,  m_iBJet.end() );
    if(m_jetslist.size()>=3 ) DirectTag_ObjComb.m_iExtraJet.insert( DirectTag_ObjComb.m_iExtraJet.end(), m_iNonBJet.begin(), m_iNonBJet.end() );
    DirectTag_ObjComb.TagLevel        = 2; //*** not veto
    //DirectTag_ObjComb.TagLevel        = -1000;  //** If veto

  //** The truth tagging combination 
  if( m_jetslist.size()==2 ) {
    //** 2 jets case should be simple

    TruthTag_ObjComb[0].TagLevel = 2;

    TruthTag_ObjComb[0].m_iHiggsBJet[0] = 0;
    TruthTag_ObjComb[0].m_iHiggsBJet[1] = 1;
  else if( m_jetslist.size()==3 ) {
    int nCombFor3Jets(1);
    if( m_consider_3jBtag ) nCombFor3Jets = 3;

    //** 3 jets case , I need to several permutations.
    TruthTag_ObjComb.resize( nCombFor3Jets );

    for( int icomb=0; icomb<TruthTag_ObjComb.size(); icomb++ ) {
      TruthTag_ObjComb[icomb].TagLevel = 2;

    //** store all 3 permutation
    TruthTag_ObjComb[0].m_iHiggsBJet[0] = 0;
    TruthTag_ObjComb[0].m_iHiggsBJet[1] = 1;
    TruthTag_ObjComb[0].m_iExtraJet[0]  = 2;

    if( m_consider_3jBtag ) {
      TruthTag_ObjComb[1].m_iHiggsBJet[0] = 0;
      TruthTag_ObjComb[1].m_iHiggsBJet[1] = 2;
      TruthTag_ObjComb[1].m_iExtraJet[0]  = 1;

      TruthTag_ObjComb[2].m_iHiggsBJet[0] = 1;
      TruthTag_ObjComb[2].m_iHiggsBJet[1] = 2;
      TruthTag_ObjComb[2].m_iExtraJet[0]  = 0;
  else {
    cout<<" !!!!!!!!! the number of jets is not correct !!!!!!!"<<endl;

  return DirectTag_ObjComb.TagLevel;


counting the number of bjets in each b-tagging cut

void ana_MMN::counting_Bjets( TString options = "" ) {

  m_nLoosebtagJet  = 0;
  m_nMediumbtagJet = 0;
  m_nTightbtagJet  = 0;
  m_tru_nLoosebtagJet  = 0;
  m_tru_nMediumbtagJet = 0;
  m_tru_nTightbtagJet  = 0;
  // SMWANG (08/09/13)
  double btag_Wt = 0.0;
  double tru_btag_Wt = 0.0;
  int NumJet = m_jetslist.size();
  // Only consider b-tagging for 1st and 2nd leading jets
  if (!m_consider_3jBtag) {
    if (NumJet > 2) {NumJet = 2;}
  for (int i = 0; i < NumJet; i++)  {
    // count number of b-tagged jets
    btag_Wt =;
    if (m_tagger == "MV1c") {
      btag_Wt =;

    // btag wt for truth tagging
    tru_btag_Wt =;

    if ( btag_Wt > m_loose_tag_cut )  {
    if ( btag_Wt > m_medium_tag_cut ) {
    if ( btag_Wt > m_tight_tag_cut )  {

    if ( tru_btag_Wt > m_loose_tag_cut )  {
    if ( tru_btag_Wt > m_medium_tag_cut ) {
    if ( tru_btag_Wt > m_tight_tag_cut )  {

  } // jet loop


* Assign the LL/MM/TT categories

int ana_MMN::Assign_LMT_Cateogry( ObjCombination & ObjComb ) {

int tmp_TagLevel = ObjComb.TagLevel; //** assign the tagged category in further: LL/MM/TT if( tmp_TagLevel==2 ) { int tmp_nLoosebtagJet = 0; int tmp_nMediumbtagJet = 0; int tmp_nTightbtagJet = 0; if ( m_truthTag || m_do_all_truth_tag ) { tmp_nLoosebtagJet = m_tru_nLoosebtagJet ; tmp_nMediumbtagJet = m_tru_nMediumbtagJet; tmp_nTightbtagJet = m_tru_nTightbtagJet ; } else { tmp_nLoosebtagJet = m_nLoosebtagJet ; tmp_nMediumbtagJet = m_nMediumbtagJet; tmp_nTightbtagJet = m_nTightbtagJet ; } if ( tmp_nLoosebtagJet == 2 && tmp_nMediumbtagJet < 2 && tmp_nTightbtagJet < 2) { // Loose & not Medium & not Tight tmp_TagLevel=2; } else if ( tmp_nMediumbtagJet == 2 && tmp_nTightbtagJet < 2) { // Medium & not Tight tmp_TagLevel=3; } else if ( tmp_nTightbtagJet == 2 ) { // Tight tmp_TagLevel=4; } } return tmp_TagLevel; }
* Compute the b-tagging weight for the event in both direct tagging case and truth tagging case.
void ana_MMN::comput_btag_weight( ObjCombination & ObjComb ) {

  if ( 1 <= m_debug ) {
    cout<<" In comput_btag_weight: Compute the btag weight-- scale factor and truth effieincy! "<<endl;

  int tmp_taglevel = ObjComb.TagLevel;

  int tmp_iJet1  = ObjComb.m_iHiggsBJet[0];
  int tmp_iJet2  = ObjComb.m_iHiggsBJet[1];
  int tmp_iJet3  =  -1;

  if( ObjComb.m_iExtraJet.size()!=0 ) {
    tmp_iJet3  =  ObjComb.m_iExtraJet[0];

  m_btagging_weight_SF     = 1.; // needed to be initalised at 1
  m_btagging_weight_tru_SF = 1.; // needed to be initalised at 1

  m_btagging_weight_SF *=;
  m_btagging_weight_SF *=;

  if( ObjComb.m_iExtraJet.size()!=0 ) {
    if( m_consider_3jBtag ) m_btagging_weight_SF *=;

  m_btagging_weight_tru_SF *= *;
  m_btagging_weight_tru_SF *= *;

  if( ObjComb.m_iExtraJet.size()!=0 ) {
    if( m_consider_3jBtag )  m_btagging_weight_tru_SF *= ( 1 - * );

  m_btagging_weight_TRF_2tag = m_btagging_weight_tru_SF;



Tag categories for analysis

The events will be divided into several categories according to the b-tagging weight of the two leading jets, as shown (here).

Note: one main pending issue is the b-jet selection. For the first input providing, we prefer to use the same strategy as EPS. That is, for 0-/1- lepton, only consider tagging to the 2 leading pt jets, and the jets always ordered by pt, while for 2-lepton, b-tagging is applied to all jets, and jets are ordered by the b-tagging weight. The events with more than 2 b-jets will be vetoed.

Pre-tags (suffix: pretag)

No b-tagging weights or cuts should be applied to these events. And using the 2 leading pt jets to construct Higgs.

Exactly Zero-tags (suffix: 0tag)

For 2 lepton channel, events with exactly zero tags over all jets should be included. The Higgs candidate is formed from the two leading pt jets.

For 0-/1- lepton channel, events with exactly zero tags over the 2 leading pt jets should be included. The Higgs candidate is formed from the two leading pt jets.

Exactly One-tag (suffix: 1tag)

For 2 lepton channel, events with exactly 1 tags over all jets should be included. The Higgs candidate is formed from the tagged jet and the non-tagged jet with leading pt, and the tagged jet will be assigned as the first jet.

For 0-/1- lepton channel, events with exactly 1 tags over the 2 leading pt jets should be included. The Higgs candidate is formed from the two leading pt jets, and the leading pt jet will be assigned as the first jet.

Two-tag (suffix: 2tag)

For 2 lepton channel, events with exactly 2 tags over all jets should be included. The Higgs candidate is formed from the 2 tagged jets, and the jet with highest tagging weight will be assigned as the first jet. Veting the events with more than 2 b-tagged jets.

For 0-/1- lepton channel, events with exactly 2 tags over the 2 leading pt jets should be included. The Higgs candidate is formed from the two b-tagged jets, and the leading pt jet will be assigned as the first jet.

To be considered in future

Ideally, the common systematics items between b-tagging and analysis should be treated correlatedly. For example, when we do the up variation of JetFlavComp systematics (one of the JES systematics), we should also do that when we retrieve the b-tagging scale factor.

Currenlty, for simplicity, we always use the nominal b-tagging efficiency scale factor for the other analysis related systematics variation, then do all the b-tagging systematics with considering a ll the b-tagging. More detailed information could be found (here).

However, we expect the impact is very small. For now, we don't consider to correlate the b-tagging systematics with other systematics. But this will make our analysis more correct, and we should definitely think about it in future.

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