The Science of Pattern Recognition. Achievements and Perspectives

@inproceedings{Duin2007TheSO,
  title={The Science of Pattern Recognition. Achievements and Perspectives},
  author={Robert P. W. Duin and Elzbieta Pekalska},
  booktitle={Challenges for Computational Intelligence},
  year={2007}
}
Automatic pattern recognition is usually considered as an engineering area which focusses on the development and evaluation of systems that imitate or assist humans in their ability of recognizing patterns. It may, however, also be considered as a science that studies the faculty of human beings (and possibly other biological systems) to discover, distinguish, characterize patterns in their environment and accordingly identify new observations. The engineering approach to pattern recognition is… 
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