The appearance of the Neural Network paradigm has brought a new era totraditional pattern recognition techniques. This paper attempts to encapsulate the basic ideas of pattern recognition, the use of neural network systems to implement pattern recognition systems and the application of these systems in biomedical sciences. On the latter point, it provides a summary of the neural applications in that field and an extended example of a connectionist model used for medical data processing.
Calderón, L. "Neural networks as pattern recognition systems". 1996.