The science of pattern recognition. achievements and perspectives

Elzbieta Pekalska, Robert P W Duin, Elzbieta Pȩkalska

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    Abstract

    Automatic pattern recognition is usually considered as an engineering area which focusses on the development and evaluation of systems that imitate or assist humans in their ability of recognizing patterns. It may, however, also be considered as a science that studies the faculty of human beings (and possibly other biological systems) to discover, distinguish, characterize patterns in their environment and accordingly identify new observations. The engineering approach to pattern recognition is in this view an attempt to build systems that simulate this phenomenon. By doing that, scientific understanding is gained of what is needed in order to recognize patterns, in general. © 2007 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationStudies in Computational Intelligence|Stud. Comput. Intell.
    PublisherSpringer Nature
    Pages221-259
    Number of pages38
    Volume63
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2007

    Publication series

    NameStudies in Computational Intelligence
    PublisherSpringer
    Volume63

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