A fractal, selforganizing map with partially chaotic neurons

  • A. Kosak
  • K. Goser
Organization Principles
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 930)


A new type of a chaotic neuron is proposed which allows a new, simplified architecture of selforganizing maps. The chaotic neurons are examined with respect to their application in selforganizing maps. A new concept of self-organizing maps with fractal architecture is proposed and its suitability for a VLSI-implementation is examined. It is shown that the efficiency of conventional selforganizing maps can be overcome while the expenditure, with regard to a hardware-realisation, is notably reduced.


Input Vector Chaotic Behaviour Level Module Iteration Function Hardware Realization 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Kosak
    • 1
  • K. Goser
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Electrical EngineeringUniversity of DortmundDortmundGermany

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