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Pattern Recognition and Classification

An Introduction


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Geoff Dougherty
    Pages 1-7
  3. Geoff Dougherty
    Pages 9-26
  4. Geoff Dougherty
    Pages 27-41
  5. Geoff Dougherty
    Pages 43-74
  6. Geoff Dougherty
    Pages 75-98
  7. Geoff Dougherty
    Pages 99-121
  8. Geoff Dougherty
    Pages 123-141
  9. Geoff Dougherty
    Pages 143-155
  10. Geoff Dougherty
    Pages 157-176
  11. Geoff Dougherty
    Pages 177-188
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 189-196

About this book


The use of pattern recognition and classification is fundamental to many of the automated electronic systems in use today. However, despite the existence of a number of notable books in the field, the subject remains very challenging, especially for the beginner.

Pattern Recognition and Classification presents a comprehensive introduction to the core concepts involved in automated pattern recognition. It is designed to be accessible to newcomers from varied backgrounds, but it will also be useful to researchers and professionals in image and signal processing and analysis, and in computer vision. Fundamental concepts of supervised and unsupervised classification are presented in an informal, rather than axiomatic, treatment so that the reader can quickly acquire the necessary background for applying the concepts to real problems. More advanced topics, such as estimating classifier performance and combining classifiers, and details of particular project applications are addressed in the later chapters.

This book is suitable for undergraduates and graduates studying pattern recognition and machine learning.


Bayesian Decision Theory Clustering Techniques Feature Extraction Machine Learning Neural Networks Object Recognition Pattern Recognition

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1., Applied Physics and Medical ImagingCalifornia State Univ., Channel IslandsCamarilloUSA

About the authors

Geoff Dougherty is a Professor of Applied Physics and Medical Imaging at California State University, Channel Islands.  He is the Author of Springer's Medical Image Processing, Techniques and Applications

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From the reviews:

“The book is a concise introduction to the concepts of pattern recognition and classification. … this book is accessible to mathematicians, computer scientists or biomedical engineers. The material of the book is presented in a very simple and accessible way. The author gives many examples presenting the notations and problems which are considered, so it makes the learning easier. … chapters end up with exercises, which help to consolidate the gained knowledge.” (Krzystof Gdawiec, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1263, 2013)