Advanced Search

Browse by Discipline

Scientific Societies

E-print Alerts

Add E-prints

E-print Network

  Advanced Search  

1.1 Introd uc tion P atternrecognitionisa naturalab ility that isso uent that w e d on't think

Summary: Chapter 1
O verview
1.1 Introd uc tion
P atternrecognitionisa naturalab ility that isso °uent that w e d on't think
ab out it. Like many other naturalab ilities, it issomething w e w ould like
to b uild into machinesso they could d o more for us. To give thisab ility
to a machine it isnecessary to und erstand it ind etailso w e cancreate the
required componentsand systems.W e have mad e a lot ofprogressinthis
task,and w e are ab le to b uild usefulpatternrecognitionsystems.How ever,
their capab ilitiesare far from those ofnaturalb eings. W e w ould like to
und erstand the current method sand master the toolsfor creating b etter
Naturalrecognitioninvolvesthe perceptionofob jectsinnature and re-
spond ing to them appropriately. Inanimals, perceptionb eginsw ith the
sensesw hich prod uce stimulito the centralnervoussystem w hich thencauses
a response such asattackor °ight.Some ob jects,such asthe appearance of
food or a threat,cause d ramatic actionw hile othersthat d o not concernthe
creature prod uce little or no response. Inad d itionto having the creature
responses, humansalso have the ab ility to d escrib e the ob jectsand events
that are sensed . A linguistic d escriptionisa symb olic representationthat


Source: Anderson, Peter G. - Department of Computer Science, Rochester Institute of Technology


Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences