Neural networks, recognizing patterns

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HL content: Modeling & Simulation[1]


Examples include:

Speech recognition[edit]

Speech recognition is the inter-disciplinary sub-field of computational linguistics that develops methodologies and technologies that enables the recognition and translation of spoken language into text by computers.[2]

  1. One of the very best articles I have ever seen on speech recognition and neural networks.
  2. Click here for a REALLY bad video trying to describe this.
  3. Click here for a more advanced video on this

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Optical character recognition[edit]

Optical character the mechanical or electronic conversion of images of typed, handwritten or printed text into machine-encoded text.[3].

Please note: none of the resources I could find are excellent. But taken together as a whole, they should help improve your understanding of how neural networks work with OCR.

Natural language processing[edit]

Natural language processing (NLP) is a subfield of computer science, information engineering, and artificial intelligence concerned with the interactions between computers and human (natural) languages, in particular how to program computers to process and analyze large amounts of natural language data.[4].


  • Compare applications that use neural network modelling.
  • Compare different ways in which neural networks can be used to recognize patterns.