A genetic model and the Hopfield networks

  • A. Bertoni
  • P. Campadelli
  • M. Carpentieri
  • G. Grossi
Poster Presentations 1 Theory I: Associative Memory
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1112)


In this paper a genetic model is presented and the dynamics in the thermodynamic limit is derived. Analogies and differences with neural networks are discussed and attractors of the genetic model are characterized as equilibria points of Hopfield's networks. The neural network and the genetic system are experimentally compared as approximate algorithms for the MAX-CUT problem.


Hopfield's networks genetic algorithms optimization 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Bertoni
    • 1
  • P. Campadelli
    • 1
  • M. Carpentieri
    • 1
  • G. Grossi
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Scienze dell'InformazioneUniversità degli Studi di MilanoMilanoItaly

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