Handwritten Digit Classification Based on Alpha-Beta Associative Model

  • Luis Octavio López-Leyva
  • Cornelio Yáñez-Márquez
  • Rolando Flores-Carapia
  • Oscar Camacho-Nieto
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5197)


In this paper we present a new model appropriate for pattern recognition tasks. This new model, called αβ Associative Model, arises when taking theoretical elements from the αβ associative memories, and they are merged with several new mathematical transforms. When applied to handwritten digits recognition, namely in the MNIST database, the αβ Associative Model exhibits competitive results against some of the most widely known algorithms currently available in scientific literature.


Handwritten digits classification Alpha-Beta associative model MNIST database 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Luis Octavio López-Leyva
    • 1
  • Cornelio Yáñez-Márquez
    • 1
  • Rolando Flores-Carapia
    • 1
  • Oscar Camacho-Nieto
    • 1
  1. 1.IPN Centro de Investigación en Computación Juan de Dios Bátiz s/n esq. Miguel Othón de Mendizábal Unidad Profesional Adolfo López Mateos Del. Gustavo A. MaderoMéxico, D.F.México

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