Mathematics of the Neural Response
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- Smale, S., Rosasco, L., Bouvrie, J. et al. Found Comput Math (2010) 10: 67. doi:10.1007/s10208-009-9049-1
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We propose a natural image representation, the neural response, motivated by the neuroscience of the visual cortex. The inner product defined by the neural response leads to a similarity measure between functions which we call the derived kernel. Based on a hierarchical architecture, we give a recursive definition of the neural response and associated derived kernel. The derived kernel can be used in a variety of application domains such as classification of images, strings of text and genomics data.