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Reply to: Comments on 'Design of Supervised Classifiers Using Boolean Neural Networks'
September 1999 (vol. 21 no. 9)
pp. 957-958

Abstract—In his comments, Guy Smith discussed three points he believes are either not correct or unclear. These points are: 1) The uniqueness of thermometer coding in the algorithm is not supported in the paper. 2) The BKNN algorithm is not equivalent to the k-nearest neighbor algorithm. 3) The relationship between examplars and classes is not clear. Following is a reply to each of the above three points:

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Citation:
Mansur R. Kabuka, "Reply to: Comments on 'Design of Supervised Classifiers Using Boolean Neural Networks'," IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, vol. 21, no. 9, pp. 957-958, Sept. 1999, doi:10.1109/TPAMI.1999.790439
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