Papers from the First Hidden Peak Symposium, held at Snowbird, Utah, June 1986. Includes bibliographies and index.; Optimization and exploratory data analysis. Development of an AI-based optimization system for tandem mass spectrometry / Carla M. Wong and Hal R. Brand. Curve-fitting and Fourier self-deconvolution for the quantitative representation of complex spectra / Peter R. Griffiths, John A. Pierce, and Gao Hongjin. Evolutionary factor analysis in analytical spectroscopy / Edmund R. Malinowski. Numerical extraction of components from mixture spectra by multivariate data analysis / Willem Windig and Henk L.C. Meuzelaar. Simultaneous multivariate analysis of multiple data matrices / Halliday J.H. MacFie. Multivariate calibration / Tormond Naes and Harald Martens -- Spectral interpretation and library search. Automated spectra interpretation and library search systems / Jean T. Clerc. Carbon-13 nuclear magnetic resonance spectrum simulation / Peter C. Jurs and Debra S. Egolf. The evolution of an automated IR spectra interpretation system / Abraham Savitzky. Novel advances in pattern recognition and knowledge-based methods in infrared spectroscopy / Hugh B. Woodruff. Library storage and retrieval methods in infrared spectroscopy / Stephen R. Heller and Stephen R. Lowry. Synergistic use of infrared, 13C nuclear magnetic resonance and mass spectral data ... / David A. Laude, Jr. and Charles L. Wilkins.