Syntactic Pattern Recognition, Applications

  • King Sun Fu

Part of the Communication and Cybernetics book series (COMMUNICATION, volume 14)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. S. L. Horowitz
    Pages 31-49
  3. W. W. Stallings
    Pages 95-123
  4. Th. Pavlidis, H.-Y. F. Feng
    Pages 125-145
  5. R. H. Anderson
    Pages 147-177
  6. B. Moayer, K. S. Fu
    Pages 179-214
  7. J. M. Brayer, P. H. Swain, K. S. Fu
    Pages 215-242
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 268-272

About this book


The many different mathematical techniques used to solve pattem recognition problems may be grouped into two general approaches: the decision-theoretic (or discriminant) approach and the syntactic (or structural) approach. In the decision-theoretic approach, aset of characteristic measurements, called features, are extracted from the pattems. Each pattem is represented by a feature vector, and the recognition of each pattem is usually made by partitioning the feature space. Applications of decision-theoretic approach indude character recognition, medical diagnosis, remote sensing, reliability and socio-economics. A relatively new approach is the syntactic approach. In the syntactic approach, ea ch pattem is expressed in terms of a composition of its components. The recognition of a pattem is usually made by analyzing the pattem structure according to a given set of rules. Earlier applications of the syntactic approach indude chromosome dassification, English character recognition and identification of bubble and spark chamber events. The purpose of this monograph is to provide a summary of the major reeent applications of syntactic pattem recognition. After a brief introduction of syntactic pattem recognition in Chapter 1, the nin e mai n chapters (Chapters 2-10) can be divided into three parts. The first three chapters concem with the analysis of waveforms using syntactic methods. Specific application examples indude peak detection and interpretation of electro­ cardiograms and the recognition of speech pattems. The next five chapters deal with the syntactic recognition of two-dimensional pictorial pattems.


Mustererkennung pattern pattern recognition syntactic pattern recognition

Editors and affiliations

  • King Sun Fu
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Electrical EngineeringPurdue UniversityWest LafayetteUSA

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1977
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-66440-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-66438-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0340-0034
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