Within the last few years the interest in machines for recognition of patterns has increased sharply. This circumstance is for instance evidenced by the increasing number of conference sessions dedicated to the subject. Many papers in the area do, however, not receive the attentions from the engineering community they deserve; the reason is that the papers are concerned with details the importance of which can only be appreciated if the audience has some understanding of how a pattern recognition device is designed. (A “pattern recognition device” will in the following be abbreviated as PRD). It is the purpose of this paper to present a birds eye view of the field of PRD-design; it is hoped that the paper at the same time may serve as a primer for engineers who are becoming engaged in work with PRDs. Most of the published work on PRD-design has been concerned mainly with categorizer design methods (Sebestyen 1962; Nilsson 1965; Nagy 1968; Wee 1968; Ho and Agrawala 1968), in this paper the accent is on the design of the whole system.
KeywordsMachine Translation Pattern Class Speaker Identification Recognition Phase Conference Session
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