Is it possible to create a simple computerised system to cover all characteristics of necktie patterns – and that can also generate patterns similar to existing neckties?
Researchers Hiroshi Fukuda, Tomoko Saito and Gisaku Nakamura of the School of Administration and Informatics, University of Shizuoka, Shizuoka-shi, Shizuoka 422, Japan – say the answer is yes.
They presented their evidence in a paper for the journal Forma, Vol. 9 (No. 1), pp. 67-72, 1994, entitled ‘Classification and Computer Generation of Necktie Patterns‘
A full copy of their paper may be found here.