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A data processing method and apparatus is described for identifying a classification to which data belongs where the data comprises a plurality of features at least some of which are common to a plurality of classifications. The features of the data are extracted as sequential elements which are sequentially input until the classification to which data belongs is identified. The elements are compared with predetermined probability values for the elements of each classification to determine a probability that the elements belong to a classification. The probabilities are accumulated to form an accumulated probability for each classification and a classification to which data belongs is identified from the accumulated probability.

Title
Data processing method and apparatus for identifying classification to which data belongs
Application Number
8/985315
Publication Number
6125362
Application Date
December 4, 1997
Publication Date
September 26, 2000
Inventor
David Elworthy
Guilford
GB
Agent
Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
Assignee
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
JP
IPC
G06K 9/00
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