162nd symposium of the International Astronomical Union
During the past twenty years, different methods have been developed to identify the modes in non-radially pulsating stars. Before the introduction of high-resolution spectrographs with sensitive detectors, identifications were obtained from photometric observations. More recently, mode identification is obtained by means of spectroscopic methods. In this paper, we present an overview of the different mode-identification techniques currently used and we describe their accuracy to identify the modes present in different kinds of pulsating stars. By means of some applications of the moment method, we show that this method deserves far more attention than it has received until now.