Self-Organization and Associative Memory

  • Teuvo┬áKohonen

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
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    Pages 1-29
  3. Teuvo Kohonen
    Pages 30-67
  4. Teuvo Kohonen
    Pages 68-81
  5. Teuvo Kohonen
    Pages 82-118
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    Pages 119-157
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    Pages 158-184
  8. Teuvo Kohonen
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  10. Teuvo Kohonen
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  11. Teuvo Kohonen
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  12. Back Matter
    Pages 285-312

About this book


While the present edition is bibliographically the third one of Vol. 8 of the Springer Series in Information Sciences (IS 8), the book actually stems from Vol. 17 of the series Communication and Cybernetics (CC 17), entitled Associative Memory - A System-Theoretical Approach, which appeared in 1977. That book was the first monograph on distributed associative memories, or "content-addressable memories" as they are frequently called, especially in neural-networks research. This author, however, would like to reserve the term "content-addressable memory" for certain more traditional constructs, the memory locations of which are selected by parallel search. Such devices are discussed in Vol. 1 of the Springer Series in Information Sciences, Content-Addressable Memories. This third edition of IS 8 is rather similar to the second one. Two new discussions have been added: one to the end of Chap. 5, and the other (the L VQ 2 algorithm) to the end of Chap. 7. Moreover, the convergence proof in Sect. 5.7.2 has been revised.


adaptation algorithm algorithms associative memory biology biophysics communication computer cybernetics information processing information science learning mathematical psychology memory simulation

Authors and affiliations

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

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-51387-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-88163-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0720-678X
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