Pattern Recognition: An Algorithmic Approach

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Springer Science & Business Media, May 25, 2011 - Computers - 263 pages
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Observing the environment and recognising patterns for the purpose of decision making is fundamental to human nature. This book deals with the scientific discipline that enables similar perception in machines through pattern recognition, which has application in diverse technology areas—character recognition, image processing, industrial automation, internet searches, speech recognition, medical diagnostics, target recognition, space science, remote sensing, data mining, biometric identification—to name a few. This book is an exposition of principal topics in pattern recognition using an algorithmic approach. It provides a thorough introduction to the concepts of pattern recognition and a systematic account of the major topics in pattern recognition besides reviewing the vast progress made in the field in recent times. It includes basic techniques of pattern recognition, neural networks, support vector machines and decision trees. While theoretical aspects have been given due coverage, the emphasis is more on the practical. The book is replete with examples and illustrations and includes chapter-end exercises. It is designed to meet the needs of senior undergraduate and postgraduate students of computer science engineering and allied disciplines.

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Excellent narration of pattern recognition: algorithmic concept and explanation regarding application. Topics like neural networks, support vector machines and decision trees are presented very mind touching way

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Nice explanation of basics of pattern recognition. Good for new ones.....not for advanced readers or researchers.


1 Introduction
2 Representation
3 Nearest Neighbour Based Classifiers
4 Bayes Classifier
5 Hidden Markov Models
6 Decision Trees
7 Support Vector Machines
8 Combination of Classifiers
9 Clustering
10 Summary
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Dr. M. Narasimha Murty is a professor in the Department of Computer Science and Automation at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. Dr. V. Susheela Devi is a senior scientific officer in the Department of Computer Science and Automation at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.

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