Introduction to Pattern Recognition: A Matlab Approach

1st Edition

Authors: Sergios Theodoridis Aggelos Pikrakis Konstantinos Koutroumbas Dionisis Cavouras
Paperback ISBN: 9780123744869
eBook ISBN: 9780080922751
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 17th March 2010
Page Count: 231
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Table of Contents

Preface Chapter 1. Classifiers Based on Bayes Decision Theory 1.1 Introduction 1.2 Bayes Decision Theory 1.3 The Gaussian Probability Density Function 1.4 Minimum Distance Classifiers 1.4.1 The Euclidean Distance Classifier 1.4.2 The Mahalanobis Distance Classifier 1.4.3 Maximum Likelihood Parameter Estimation of Gaussian pdfs 1.5 Mixture Models 1.6 The Expectation-Maximization Algorithm 1.7 Parzen Windows 1.8 k-Nearest Neighbor Density Estimation 1.9 The Naive Bayes Classifier 1.10 The Nearest Neighbor Rule Chapter 2. Classifiers Based on Cost Function Optimization 2.1 Introduction 2.2 The Perceptron Algorithm 2.2.1 The Online Form of the Perceptron Algorithm 2.3 The Sum of Error Squares Classifier 2.3.1 The Multiclass LS Classifier 2.4 Support Vector Machines: The Linear Case 2.4.1 Multiclass Generalizations 2.5 SVM: The Nonlinear Case 2.6 The Kernel Perceptron Algorithm 2.7 The AdaBoost Algorithm 2.8 Multilayer Perceptrons Chapter 3. Data Transformation: Feature Generation and Dimensionality Reduction 3.1 Introduction 3.2 Principal Component Analysis 3.3 The Singular Value Decomposition Method 3.4 Fisher's Linear Discriminant Analysis 3.5 The Kernel PCA 3.6 Laplacian Eigenmap Chapter 4. Feature Selection 4.1 Introduction 4.2 Outlier Removal 4.3 Data Normalization 4.4 Hypothesis Testing: The t-Test 4.5 The Receiver Operating Characteristic Curve 4.6 Fisher's Discriminant Ratio 4.7 Class Separability Measures 4.7.1 Divergence 4.7.2 Bhattacharyya Distance and Chernoff Bound 4.7.3 Measures Based on Scatter Matrices 4.8 Feature Subset Selection 4.8.1 Scalar Feature Selection 4.8.2 Feature Vector Selection Chapter 5. Template Matching 5.1 Introduction


An accompanying manual to Theodoridis/Koutroumbas, Pattern Recognition, that includes Matlab code of the most common methods and algorithms in the book, together with a descriptive summary and solved examples, and including real-life data sets in imaging and audio recognition.

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Matlab code and descriptive summary of the most common methods and algorithms in Theodoridis/Koutroumbas, Pattern Recognition 4e.
Solved examples in Matlab, including real-life data sets in imaging and audio recognition
*Available separately or at a special package price with the main text (ISBN for package: 978-0-12-374491-3)


Electronic engineering, computer science, computer engineering, biomedical engineering and applied mathematics students taking graduate courses on pattern recognition and machine learning. R&D engineers and university researchers in image and signal processing/analyisis, and computer vision;


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About the Authors

Sergios Theodoridis Author

Sergios Theodoridis is Professor of Signal Processing and Machine Learning in the Department of Informatics and Telecommunications of the University of Athens. He is the co-author of the bestselling book, Pattern Recognition, and the co-author of Introduction to Pattern Recognition: A MATLAB Approach. He serves as Editor-in-Chief for the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, and he is the co-Editor in Chief with Rama Chellapa for the Academic Press Library in Signal Processing. He has received a number of awards including the 2014 IEEE Signal Processing Magazine Best Paper Award, the 2009 IEEE Computational Intelligence Society Transactions on Neural Networks Outstanding Paper Award, the 2014 IEEE Signal Processing Society Education Award, the EURASIP 2014 Meritorious Service Award, and he has served as a Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE Signal Processing Society and the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society. He is a Fellow of EURASIP and a Fellow of IEEE.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Informatics and Telecommunications, University of Athens, Greece

Aggelos Pikrakis Author

Aggelos Pikrakis is a Lecturer in the Department of Informatics at the University of Piraeus. His research interests stem from the fields of pattern recognition, audio and image processing, and music information retrieval. He is also the co-author of Introduction to Pattern Recognition: A MATLAB Approach (Academic Press, 2010).

Affiliations and Expertise

Lecturer, Department of Informatics, University of Piraeus, Greece

Konstantinos Koutroumbas Author

Konstantinos Koutroumbas acquired a degree from the University of Patras, Greece in Computer Engineering and Informatics in 1989, a MSc in Computer Science from the University of London, UK in 1990, and a Ph.D. degree from the University of Athens in 1995. Since 2001 he has been with the Institute for Space Applications and Remote Sensing of the National Observatory of Athens.

Affiliations and Expertise

Institute for Space Applications & Remote Sensing, National Observatory of Athens, Greece

Dionisis Cavouras Author