Hardcover: 496 pages
Publisher: Prentice Hall (September 24, 2004)
Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 1.4 x 9.6 inches
Shipping Weight: 2.5 pounds
Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (1 customer review)
Best Sellers Rank: #2,959,646 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #72 in Books > Computers & Technology > Software > Voice Recognition #163 in Books > Computers & Technology > Digital Audio, Video & Photography > Speech & Audio Processing #306 in Books > Computers & Technology > Computer Science > AI & Machine Learning > Neural Networks
Any time you can pick up a used copy of a recently published technical book on an interesting topic at one-fourth of the retail price, you know there must be a problem. You would be right. This book tries to do three things at the same time and fails with at least two of its goals. It tries to talk about the business issues of biometrics, technical issues of specific biometric technologies (face recognition, speech recogniton, etc.), and finally machine learning techniques used to accomplish the biometric measurements. Only at this last goal do I think the book comes close to success, and even then only on a sketchy high level. The first seven chapters do an OK job of explaining machine learning techniques and give you some very instructive figures that are often lacking in academic textbooks, especially on neural networks. Also, these chapters do a pretty good job of explaining the equations involved. What's lacking, though, even in these early chapters, are some simple numerical examples or algorithmic steps that would give you some guidance on how to approach a task. When the book tries to make the leap to connecting the machine learning techniques to biometric authentication in a meaningful way such that a computer scientist could code up an algorithm, the book really falls on its face. There are some nice block diagrams of biometric systems, but no real details on algorithmic steps that would allow you to realize any of those blocks. Instead, there is quite a bit of verbage on the competition involved on building particular kinds of systems, and some rhetoric on possible pitfalls in specific biometric designs. However, with you standing there not knowing where to start with your design, this advice is really not very helpful.
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