Optimal Associative Mappings

  • Teuvo Kohonen
Part of the Springer Series in Information Sciences book series (SSINF, volume 8)


It was pointed out in Chap. 1 that the most elementary form of associative recall is signal transfer operation in a physical network, whereby a spatial input pattern, the key, is directly transformed into a corresponding output pattern, the recollection. This operation resembles filtering; more accurately the system acts as a “diffusor” which supplements the input key excitation with associated information stored in the system (i.e., in its transfer function).


Orthogonal Projection Input Pattern Output Pattern Reference Pattern Associative Mapping 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Teuvo Kohonen
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  1. 1.Laboratory of Computer and Information SciencesHelsinki University of TechnologyEspoo 15Finland

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