am 10. Februar 1997
While it's becoming a little dated (no problem, v.2 is in the works), this is the "must have" book for anyone concerned with pattern classification and scene analysis - not just computer vision, but anything related to pattern classification. It introduces all of the basic techniques and approaches that anyone involved in data reduction and classification should be familiar with: contour search, interval splines, chain encoding, the effects of digitizing the input data, pattern representation and classification, etc.
Get it. You'll be glad you did.