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This paper surveys the current state of recognition technology with the aim of providing the business community with "strategic intelligence" for evaluating the potential for investment or commercial development. A brief tutorial describing recognition concepts is followed by a discussion of real-world applications in the fields of remote sensing, security, forensics, archival image retrieval, surveillance, medical image analysis, robotic vision, speech and voice recognition, etc. The status of recognition technology is assessed for each application, and a prognosis is offered as to the likely time frame for viable commercial products.

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