From the reviews:
"This edited volume is concerned with pattern recognition with an evident focus on string matching treated as one of the fundamentals in the area. The collection of contributed papers is a clear testimony to the recent developments and research directions. … Overall, the book is a comprehensive, well-focused and carefully organized compendium of recent developments in string-oriented pattern recognition – of high interest to researchers and practitioners in string-oriented pattern recognition." (Witold Pedryez, Mathematical Reviews, Issue 2005 b)
This volume is the most comprehensive one in its field. It is a collection of 28 state-of-the-art articles contributed by experts of pattern recognition, string matching, or both. It contains fundamental concepts and notations, as well as reports on current research with respect to both methodology and applications. In particular, it includes string matching related techniques for structural pattern recognition. It also explores many applications of pattern recognition strategies to image segmentation, intrusion detection, handwriting recognition and others. This book is a good reference tool for scientists who depend on problems in pattern recognition and string matching. Target readers include researchers in computer science, statistics, mathematics, and electrical Engineering, as well as students. It is suitable for both specialists and uninformed readers.