Pattern Recognition Theory and Applications

Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Study Institute held at St. Anne’s College, Oxford, March 29–April 10, 1981

  • Josef Kittler
  • King Sun Fu
  • Louis-François Pau

Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (ASIC, volume 81)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Pattern Recognition Methodology

  3. Image Understanding and Interpretation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 203-203
    2. Ruzena Bajcsy
      Pages 283-295
    3. J. F. Harris, J. Kittler, B. Llewellyn, G. Preston
      Pages 311-351
    4. B. Neumann, H.-H. Nagel
      Pages 353-370
  4. Medical Application

  5. Speech Processing and Other Applications

  6. Panel Discussion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 567-567
    2. G. T. Toussaint, E. Backer, P. Devijver, K. Fukunaga, J. Kittler
      Pages 569-572
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 573-576

About these proceedings


This book is the outcome of the successful NATO Advanced Study Institute on Pattern Recognition Theory and Applications, held at St. Anne's College, Oxford, in April 1981., The aim of the meeting was to review the recent advances in the theory of pattern recognition and to assess its current and future practical potential. The theme of the Institute - the decision making aspects of pattern recognition with the emphasis on the novel hybrid approaches - and its scope - a high level tutorial coverage of pattern recognition methodologies counterpointed with contrib­ uted papers on advanced theoretical topics and applications - are faithfully reflected by the volume. The material is divided into five sections: 1. Methodology 2. Image Understanding and Interpretation 3. Medical Applications 4. Speech Processing and Other Applications 5. Panel Discussions. The first section covers a broad spectrum of pattern recognition methodologies, including geometric, statistical, fuzzy set, syntactic, graph-theoretic and hybrid approaches. Its cove,r­ age of hybrid methods places the volume in a unique position among existing books on pattern recognition. The second section provides an extensive treatment of the topical problem of image understanding from both the artificial intelligence and pattern recognition points of view. The two application sections demonstrate the usefulness of the novel methodologies in traditional pattern 'recognition application areas. They address the problems of hardware/software implementation and of algorithm robustness, flexibility and general reliability. The final section reports on a panel discussion held during the Institute.


Augmented Reality Fuzzy Variable algorithms artificial intelligence classification cognition data compression entropy intelligence knowledge pattern recognition speech processing

Editors and affiliations

  • Josef Kittler
    • 1
    • 2
  • King Sun Fu
    • 3
  • Louis-François Pau
    • 4
  1. 1.Science and Engineering Research CouncilRutherford and Appleton LaboratoriesChilton, DidcotEngland
  2. 2.OxfordUK
  3. 3.Purdue UniversityWest LafayetteUSA
  4. 4.Ecole Nationale Superieure des TelecommunicationsParisFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1982
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-009-7774-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-7772-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1389-2185
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