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Hughes phenomenon

The peaking paradox was heavily discussed in pattern recognition after a general mathematical analysis of the phenomenon was published by Hughes in 1968. It has puzzled researchers for at least a decade. This peaking is a real world phenomenon and it has been observed many times. Although the explanation by Hughes seemed general and convincing,…

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The peaking paradox

To measure is to know. Thereby, if we measure more, we know more. This is a fundamental understanding in science, phrased by Kelvin. If we want to know more, or want to increase the accuracy of our knowledge, we should observe more. How to realize this in pattern recognition, however, is a permanently returning problem…

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