Accession Number : AD0278689

Title :   CLASSIFICATION BY STATISTICAL METHODS (PATTERN RECOGNITION)

Corporate Author : MELPAR INC WATERTOWN MASS

Personal Author(s) : COOPER,P.W.

Report Date : APR 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : Mathematical methods of pattern recognition which make use of the theory of statistical inference are treated. Decision theoretic methods of classification, and learning through parameter estimation form the foundation for this discussion. Although the procedures are formulated in terms of a general functional representation of the distributions, specific solutions are outlined for multivariate Normal distributions. This is followed with a brief commentary on the potential contribution from the field of nonparametric statistics. The analysis concludes with a list of potential applications. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PATTERN RECOGNITION), (*CLASSIFICATION), STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, THEORY

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE