Information & Communication


Pattern Recognition

Technical Applications

Summary

Pattern recognition is of critical importance in many commercial and military applications. Computationally intensive processes such as speech recognition, image, understanding and handwriting recognition depend on pattern matching techniques for their success. Although much progress has been made during the past few years, there is still much more research necessary before these techniques are widely available. The approaches being considered involve both hardware and software solutions.

Characteristics

Several parallel processing architectures are very effective at pattern recognition but are currently expensive to produce. New software techniques such as neural networks promise effective solutions on more conventional hardware. Much of the recent work on pattern recognition has been conducted as a subfield of artificial intelligence. Further examples can be found in that section.