TY - CHAP A1 - Andrzej Zak ED1 - Andrzej Zak Y1 - 2019-07-31 PY - 2019 T1 - Introductory Chapter: Pattern Recognition as Cognitive Process N2 - Pattern recognition, despite its relatively short history, has already found practical application in many areas of human activity. Systems of pattern recognition usually support people in performing tasks related to ensuring security, including access to premises and devices, detection of unusual changes (e.g. in medicine, cartography, geology), diagnosing technical conditions of devices, and many others. Nevertheless, pattern recognition is probably the most developing area because of the great demand for such solutions in the different areas of our lives. In this book we have collected the experience of scientists from different parts of the world who have researched diverse areas connected directly or indirectly with pattern recognition. We hope that this book will be a treasure trove of knowledge and inspiration for further research in the field of pattern recognition. BT - Pattern Recognition SP - Ch. 1 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.85826 DO - 10.5772/intechopen.85826 SN - 978-1-78985-500-5 PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2020-04-02 ER -