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Mats RosengrenMats Rosengren, MSc Engineering Physics Project Manager, Remote Sensing Forest Applications Satellus AB, Swedish Space Corporation Group
I would like to send you my very best congratulations to an extremely comprehensive and pedagogical book on neural systems. After more than 20 years in satellite remote sensing I found your book bringing together most of the different remote sensing analysis tools and methods used in a new and very systematic way. I have been trying to introduce the use of ANN techniques into our projects on forest classification and forest inventory applications combining ground sample measurements with airborne photos and satellite remote sensing in a hierarchical fashion. I found the Neuro Solutions software to be the most easily and yet flexible tool on the market. The problem has been to fully understand the tool and methods. Most courses on Neural Network techniques found in Sweden and all over Europe seem to be very technical. You need to be a C or C++ programmer, which I'm not. Also, most of the books on neural networks are very technical, describing only the different topologies and training methods but not a more general feeling of the practical use and opimal designs for different applications. The strengths of your book is the combination of a comprehensive and pedagicical description. A systematic building of the stastistical aspects and theory combined with the interactive hands on experience from running the examples. I got the book in my hand on friday afternoon (Dec 17, 1999) fresh from the print, and spent most of the weekend reading and running the examples. I like your approach from the "user" point of view. It is the first complete description (as far as I know) giving answers to most of my questions and thoughts on statistical methods, neural networks and classification. I will certainly recommend it to all my collegues in the field.