Recursive self-organizing map as a contractive iterative function system

Tiňo, Peter, Farkaš, Igor and van Mourik, Jort (2005). Recursive self-organizing map as a contractive iterative function system. IN: Intelligent Data Engineering and Automated Learning - IDEAL 2005. Gallagher, Marcus; Hogan, James and Maire, Frederic (eds) Lecture Notes in Computer Science . Berlin (DE): Springer.


Recently, there has been a considerable research activity in extending topographic maps of vectorial data to more general data structures, such as sequences or trees. However, the representational capabilities and internal representations of the models are not well understood. We rigorously analyze a generalization of the Self-Organizing Map (SOM) for processing sequential data, Recursive SOM (RecSOM [1]), as a non-autonomous dynamical system consisting off a set of fixed input maps. We show that contractive fixed input maps are likely to produce Markovian organizations of receptive fields o the RecSOM map. We derive bounds on parameter $\beta$ (weighting the importance of importing past information when processing sequences) under which contractiveness of the fixed input maps is guaranteed.

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Divisions: Engineering & Applied Sciences > Mathematics
Engineering & Applied Sciences > Systems analytics research institute (SARI)
Uncontrolled Keywords: topographic maps,vectorial data,contractive fixed input map,Markovian organization,receptive fields,RecSOM map,Computer Science (miscellaneous)
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Published Date: 2005-06-20
Authors: Tiňo, Peter
Farkaš, Igor
van Mourik, Jort



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