Category:Pattern recognition

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Methods of using computers to recognize patterns such as character recognition, data mining and text recognition

A 1900 photo of A U.S. Census Bureau employee working on A Hollireth Tabulator


  • Character recognition - or optical character recognition or OCR, the electronic translation of scanned images of text into machine-encoded text
  • Clustering methods - methods that involve assign objects to different groups that each represent similar properties to facilitate analysis
  • Data mining - the use of artificial intelligence to discover new patterns in large datasets
  • Face recognition - the use of electronics to decipher individual faces through digital images
  • Fingerprint recognition - the identification and matching of different fingerprints to different individuals
  • Handwriting recognition - the use of electronics to identify a handwriting style with a particular writer
  • Pattern matching - the use of electronics to decipher patterns in data
  • Speech recognition - the use of electronics to identify and translate the sounds of the spoken word into machine-encoded text
  • Text recognition - another type of character recognition focusing on the identification of printed texts