Accession Number : AD0735076

Title :   An Introduction to Linguistic Pattern Recognition,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Anderson,Robert H.

Report Date : JUL 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 40

Abstract : The paper briefly reviews the linguistic concepts 'sentence', 'language', 'grammar' and 'parse' as applied to strings of characters. Various possibilities are then suggested for extending these linguistic concepts from the domain of character strings to the domain of distributions of characters in two or more dimensions. Several research projects are discussed which have attempted to use a linguistic approach to the recognition of 'real-world' patterns. The emphasis is on practical applications of linguistic theory to pattern recognition, rather than on linguistic theory itself. The applications discussed include spark chamber photo analysis, chromosome analysis in photomicrographs, and analysis of two-dimensional mathematical expressions. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PATTERN RECOGNITION, *LINGUISTICS), THEORY, LANGUAGE, GRAMMARS, ADAPTIVE SYSTEMS, PHOTOINTERPRETATION, CHROMOSOMES

Subject Categories : Bionics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE