•Pioneers: Eden, Narasimhan, and Ledley
(published their initial work in
the early 60s) and others
•King-Sun Fu(of Purdue university, also instrumental
in the founding ofIAPR and was its first president) mounted a productive and influential applied scientific program to shift emphasis from the vector
space based representation
to other, “structural”, forms of representation, predominantly those associated with formal grammars and
its various generalizations.
Fu began his career in statistical pattern recognition; later,
in the ’70s and early ’80s, he was largely responsible for the creation of a burgeoning
subfield of syntactic pattern
recognition, and his untimely death in 1985 had a big impact on the vitality
forgotten history: syntactic pattern recognition
regular workshops SSPR, ICGI, and many other.