- noun an algorithm or program function that can identify a shape from something such as a video camera
- noun algorithms or program functions that can identify a shape, e.g. from a video camera
- The processing of the data of an image input device, such as a scanner, for the purpose of comparison to images or components of images stored in computer memory. May be used, for example, to identify fingerprints, or to interpret bar codes. Also known as image recognition.
- The ability to identify something by detecting its characteristics Many more advanced technical analysis systems offer a form of pattern recognition where they can help a trader detect the various classic chart patterns as they develop.