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Issue No.08 - August (1998 vol.47)
pp: 847-858
ABSTRACT
<p><b>Abstract</b>—This paper begins with an overview of several competitive learning algorithms in artificial neural networks, including self-organizing feature maps, focusing on properties of these algorithms important to hardware implementations. We then discuss previously reported digital implementations of these networks. Finally, we report a reconfigurable parallel neurocomputer architecture we have designed using digital signal processing chips and field-programmable gate array devices. Communications are based upon a broadcast network with FPGA-based message preprocessing and postprocessing. A small prototype of this system has been constructed and applied to competitive learning in self-organizing maps. This machine is able to model slowly-varying nonstationary data in real time.</p>
INDEX TERMS
Computer architecture, parallel processing, neurocomputers, field programmable devices, artificial neural networks, competitive learning, self-organizing feature maps.
CITATION
H.c. Card, G.k. Rosendahl, D.k. McNeill, R.d. McLeod, "Competitive Learning Algorithms and Neurocomputer Architecture", IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol.47, no. 8, pp. 847-858, August 1998, doi:10.1109/12.707586
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