Self-Organizing Feature Maps

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


A property which is commonplace in the brain but which has always been ignored in the “learning machines” is a meaningful order of their processing units. “Ordering” thereby usually does not mean moving of units to new places. The units may even be structurally identical; the specialized role is determined by their internal parameters which are made to change in certain processes. It then appears as if specific units having a meaningful organization were produced.


Weight Vector Input Vector Processing Unit Lateral Interaction Test Vector 
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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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