Four Scientific Approaches to Pattern Recognition

  title={Four Scientific Approaches to Pattern Recognition},
  author={Robert P. W. Duin}
Two opposite ways to build a scientific description of the world are the Platonic and Aristote-lean approaches. In the area of pattern recognition they may be applied to both, external examples , as well as to our own internally observed recognition abilities. Consequently, four scientific approaches to pattern recognition may be distinguished. They are explained here and illustrated by some examples. Finally, a few problems and fruits of their interaction are discussed .