Pattern Theory: The Stochastic Analysis of Real-World Signals

David Mumford, Agnès Desolneux

© 2010 - A K Peters/CRC Press
Published August 9, 2010
Reference - 375 Pages
ISBN 9781568815794 - CAT# K00462

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Summary

Pattern theory is a distinctive approach to the analysis of all forms of real-world signals. At its core is the design of a large variety of probabilistic models whose samples reproduce the look and feel of the real signals, their patterns, and their variability. Bayesian statistical inference then allows you to apply these models in the analysis of new signals.

This book treats the mathematical tools, the models themselves, and the computational algorithms for applying statistics to analyze six representative classes of signals of increasing complexity. The book covers patterns in text, sound, and images. Discussions of images include recognizing characters, textures, nature scenes, and human faces. The text includes online access to the materials (data, code, etc.) needed for the exercises.

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