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Statistical pattern recognition. 3rd ed. (English) Zbl 1237.68006
Chichester: John Wiley & Sons (ISBN 978-0-470-68228-9/pbk; 978-0-470-68227-2/hbk; 978-1-119-95295-4/ebook). xxiv, 642 p. (2011).
This book is a multifaceted and valuable exposition of all that statistical pattern recognition stands for. From the starting conditions of problem formulation and data collection to the means of operation through discrimination and classification, and ending with the assessment and interpretation of results, every important aspect on this very hot topic is covered. Ground theory and diverse applications, proofs and examples, exercises and further reading hints, all of them are included within. The book may very well serve for university advanced courses but I believe its most enthusiastic readers will be researchers and practitioners in the area. In the end I must add that this book is so appealing that I often found myself lost in the reading, pausing the overview of the manuscript in order to look more into some presented subject, and not being able to continue until I had finished seeing all about it.

MSC:
68-01 Introductory exposition (textbooks, tutorial papers, etc.) pertaining to computer science
68T10 Pattern recognition, speech recognition
97K80 Applied statistics (educational aspects)
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