About this book
Markov models are used to solve challenging pattern recognition problems
on the basis of sequential data as, e.g., automatic speech or handwriting
recognition. This comprehensive introduction to the Markov modeling framework
describes both the underlying theoretical concepts of Markov models - covering
Hidden Markov models and Markov chain models - as used for sequential data and
presents the techniques necessary to build successful systems for practical
This comprehensive introduction to the Markov modeling framework describes the underlying theoretical concepts - covering Hidden Markov models and Markov chain models - and presents the techniques and algorithmic solutions essential to creating real world applications. The actual use of Markov models in their three main application areas - namely speech recognition, handwriting recognition, and biological sequence analysis - is presented with examples of successful systems.
Encompassing both Markov model theory and practise, this book addresses the needs of practitioners and researchers from the field of pattern recognition as well as graduate students with a related major field of study.