CR-Modified SOM to the Problem of Handwritten Digits Recognition

  • Ehsan MohebiEmail author
  • Adil Bagirov
Conference paper


Recently, researchers show that the handwritten digit recognition is a challenging problem. In this paper first, we introduce a Modified Self Organizing Maps for vector quantization problem then we present a Convolutional Recursive Modified SOM to the problem of handwritten digit recognition. The Modified SOM is novel in the sense of initialization process and the topology preservation. The experimental result on the well known digit database of MNIST, denotes the superiority of the proposed algorithm over the existing SOM-based methods.


Input Image Convolutional Neural Network Trained Network Linear Manifold Handwritten Digit 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Science, Information Technology and Engineering Federation University AustraliaBallaratAustralia

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