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Pattern Classification, 2nd Edition

Pattern Classification, 2nd Edition

Richard O. Duda, Peter E. Hart, David G. Stork

ISBN: 978-1-118-58600-6

Nov 2012

680 pages



The first edition, published in 1973, has become a classic reference in the field. Now with the second edition, readers will find information on key new topics such as neural networks and statistical pattern recognition, the theory of machine learning, and the theory of invariances. Also included are worked examples, comparisons between different methods, extensive graphics, expanded exercises and computer project topics.

An Instructor's Manual presenting detailed solutions to all the problems in the book is available from the Wiley editorial department.

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"…it provides a good introduction to the subject of Pattern Classification." (Journal of Classification, September 2007)

"…a fantastic book! The presentation...could not be better, and I recommend that future authors consider…this book as a role model." (Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation, March 2006)

"...strongly recommended both as a professional reference and as a text for students..." (Technometrics, February 2002)

"...provides information needed to choose the most appropriate of the many available technique for a given class of problems." (SciTech Book News, Vol. 25, No. 2, June 2001)

"I do not believe anybody wishing to teach or do serious work on Pattern Recognition can ignore this book, as it is the sort of book one wishes to find the time to read from cover to cover!" (Pattern Analysis & Applications Journal, 2001)

"This book is the unique text/professional reference for any serious student or worker in the field of pattern recognition." (Mathematical Reviews, Issue 2001k)

" a systematic overview about the major topics in pattern recognition, based whenever possible on fundamental principles." (Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 968, 2001/18)

"attractively presented and readable" (Journal of Classification, Vol.18, No.2 2001)