A parameter-free non-growing self-organizing map based upon gravitational principles: Algorithm and applications

  • J. S. Lange
  • H. Freiesleben
Poster Presentations 3 Theory V: Self-Organizing Maps
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1112)


The Kohonen Algorithm was extended by (a) a coupling between node and input space based upon gravitational principles and (b) a controling mechanism based upon two-point correlation functions. The extended algorithm avoids optimization of the learning rate and neighbourhood parameters. Applications are given for both a 3-dimensional example data set with mixed topologies and a 13-dimensional data set of a particle physics experiment.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. S. Lange
    • 1
  • H. Freiesleben
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Kern- und TeilchenphysikTechnische Universität DresdenDresdenGermany

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