Kernan, W.J., Higby, W.J., Hopper, D.L. et al. Behavior Research Methods & Instrumentation (1980) 12: 524. doi:10.3758/BF03201828
A computerized pattern recognition system has been developed that is capable of identifying 40 separate spontaneously occurring behavioral acts of the primateMacaca fascicularis. The system, called PROBE (pattern recognition of behavioral events), is described in detail. In its present stage of development, PROBE classifies behavioral activity with a reliability comparable to trained human observers. The potential applications for and improvements to the PROBE system are discussed.