Ripley brings together two crucial ideas in pattern recognition: statistical methods and machine learning via neural networks. He brings unifying principles to the fore, and reviews the state of the subject. Ripley also includes many examples to illustrate real problems in pattern recognition and how to overcome them.Read more
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"...an excellent text on the statistics of pattern classifiers and the application of neural network techniques...Ripley has managed...to produce an altogether accessible text...[it] will be rightly popular with newcomers to the area for its ability to present the mathematics of statistical pattern recognition and neural networks in an accessible format and engaging style." NatureSee more reviews
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- Date Published: January 2008
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521717700
- length: 416 pages
- dimensions: 244 x 189 x 19 mm
- weight: 0.88kg
- contains: 41 b/w illus.
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
1. Introduction and examples
2. Statistical decision theory
3. Linear discriminant analysis
4. Flexible discriminants
5. Feed-forward neural networks
6. Non-parametric methods
7. Tree-structured classifiers
8. Belief networks
9. Unsupervised methods
10. Finding good pattern features
Appendix: statistical sidelines
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