Accession Number : AD0822174

Title :   PROMENADE - AN ON-LINE PATTERN RECOGNITION SYSTEM.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 12 Apr 66-11 Apr 67,

Corporate Author : STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CA

Personal Author(s) : Ball, G. H. ; Hall, D. J.

Report Date : SEP 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 138

Abstract : This report describes research on man-computer interaction using, as principal interface, a high-performance CRT screen for computer output and a typewriter-like keyboard for input to the computer. The PROMENADE system is used to perform pattern recognition and has particular interest when the recognition method cannot be well specified. The system helps a user to explore his data by providing a range of multivariate plots for viewing the data and computational algorithms, such as clustering, for numerical analysis. This on-line approach to pattern recognition stresses the use of multivariate plots that allow the user to fly through hyperspace, observing his data. This dynamic approach was not possible before the development of interactive graphics consoles and supporting software. Other features of the system are convenience, flexibility, and quick turn-around time. Also, recording facilities are available via the line printer, still and movie cameras and the off-line plotting table. The memory overlay scheme that has been developed, using a disc for secondary memory, allows rapid access to a very large amount of programs that can be incorporated into the system to improve its usefulness. (Author)

Descriptors :   *DATA PROCESSING), *MULTIVARIATE ANALYSIS), (*PATTERN RECOGNITION, (*COMPUTER PROGRAMS, PATTERN RECOGNITION), (*DISPLAY SYSTEMS, CATHODE RAY TUBE SCREENS, MAN MACHINE SYSTEMS, INPUT OUTPUT DEVICES, TYPEWRITERS, GRAPHICS, STEREOSCOPIC DISPLAY SYSTEMS, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, COMPUTER LOGIC, ALGORITHMS, PLOTTING BOARDS, RECORDING SYSTEMS, CAMERAS, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, FLOW CHARTING.

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability
      Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System
      Bionics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE