A New Bi-directional Associative Memory
Hebbian hetero-associative learning is inherently asymmetric. Storing a forward association from pattern A to pattern B enables the recalling of pattern B given pattern A. This, in general, does not allow the recalling of pattern A given pattern B. The forward association between A and B will tend to be stronger than the backward association between B and A. In this paper it is described how the dynamical associative model proposed in  can be extended to create a bi-directional associative memory where forward association between A and B is equal to backward association between B and A. This implies that storing a forward association, from pattern A to pattern B, would enable the recalling of pattern B given pattern A and the recalling of pattern A given pattern B. We give some formal results that support the functioning of the proposal, and provide some examples were the proposal finds application.
KeywordsInput Pattern Associative Memory Output Pattern Distorted Version Associative Model
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