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Feature Analysis

Whereas in template matching, the whole object is compared to a stored set of whole objects, in Feature-Analysis (also known as Feature-Detection), we recognize objects by assembling their "features" to determine what the object is. For example, we know that a chair typically has a vertical back, a horizontal seat, and vertical legs. When we see a chair, we recognize it for what it is because it satisfies these rules for what a chair is.

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