Evaluation of Self-Organized Learning in a Neural Network by Means of Mutual Information

Toshiko KIKUCHI  Takahide MATSUOKA  Toshiaki TAKEDA  Koichiro KISHI  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E78-A    No.5    pp.579-582
Publication Date: 1995/05/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: Special Section LETTER (Special Section of Letters Selected from the 1994 IEICE Fall Conference)
neural network,  self-organization,  classification,  mutual information,  competitive learning,  

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We reported that a competitive learning neural network had the ability of self-organization in the classification of questionnaire survey data. In this letter, its self-organized learning was evaluated by means of mutual information. Mutual information may be useful to find efficently the network which can give optimal classification.