Accession Number : AD0615638

Title :   APPLICATION OF THE FOURIER TRANSFORM TO PATTERN RECOGNITION.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : LFE ELECTRONICS BOSTON MASS

Personal Author(s) : Evans,Robert E. ; Webber,Ronald J. ; Elmer,Morton

Report Date : APR 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 79

Abstract : The use of Fourier Transform methods in pattern recognition is investigated. Two uses of the transform are suggested; (1) the Fourier coefficients of a pattern could be used as properties characterizing the pattern if such a representation is more efficient than using the pattern itself, and (2) the transform could be useful in preparing visual data for a pattern recognition device. Simulation on a computer of various ways of using the Fourier Transform in pattern recognition was done. It was concluded that while the Fourier Transform may not be applicable to (1) above, it is definitely useful as a preprocessing aid. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PATTERN RECOGNITION, INTEGRAL TRANSFORMS), (*INTEGRAL TRANSFORMS, PATTERN RECOGNITION), FOURIER ANALYSIS, CLASSIFICATION, IDENTIFICATION, COLLECTING METHODS, SIMULATION

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE