ERIC Number: ED043202
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Nov
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Concept Formulation as a Basis for Pattern Recognition.
Snelsire, Robert W.
The problem of designing computer programs that will approach human capabilities in pattern recognition is discussed. Human beings are much better at recognizing patterns that are highly structured than at recognizing patterns that are not. In contrast, a computer system's performance in pattern recognition is almost independent of the amount of structure in the pattern. It is possible that in human beings those visual concepts are developed that are useful in solving the structured pattern recognition problem. To gain insight into the way these visual concepts may be programed a simple game-playing environment is proposed in which the winning patterns may be changed. A program could then be written that would perform as nearly as possible to the way humans do--better for structured patterns than for unstructured. A computer program that was written to implement this game is briefly discussed. Some areas for research which may prove fruitful in solving some of the many difficult problems in pattern recognition are suggested. (Author/JY)
Descriptors: Classification, Game Theory, Learning, Mathematical Models, Pattern Recognition, Programing
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Sponsor: Office of Naval Research, Washington, DC. Information Systems Research.
Authoring Institution: Clemson Univ., SC. Dept. of Electrical Engineering.
Note: Paper presented at Annual Convention of the Institute of Electronics Engineers, Region III (8th, Huntsville, Alabama, November 19-21, 1969