Astronomers have used classification methods as tools in examining the nature of the Universe for more than a century. Classification remains a very heavily used tool in many subfields of astronomy. The development of very powerful classification technologies, the development of enormously increased computing capacity, and the development of areal and multi-object digital detectors are creating a substantially changed situation. For the first time since the invention of the photographic plate technological change is forcing a major revision in the methods used to reduce data. The need to create order from the nearly unthinkably huge streams of data which are beginning to appear presents the greatest challenge and opportunity for astronomical classification in more than a generation.
Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence. Towards an Integration. Proceedings of an International Workshop
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- ASTRONOMICAL TECHNIQUES;
- ASTRONOMY COMPUTING;
- COMPUTERISED PATTERN RECOGNITION;
- DATA REDUCTION