Issue No. 03 - March (1979 vol. 1)
G. V. Trunk , Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC 20375.
In pattern recognition problems it has been noted that beyond a certain point the inclusion of additional parameters (that have been estimated) leads to higher probabilities of error. A simple problem has been formulated where the probability of error approaches zero as the dimensionality increases and all the parameters are known; on the other hand, the probability of error approaches one-half as the dimensionality increases and parameters are estimated.
G. V. Trunk, "A Problem of Dimensionality: A Simple Example," in IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis & Machine Intelligence, vol. 1, no. , pp. 306-307, 1979.