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Pulse-coupled neural networks can benefit ATR
Author(s): John L. Johnson
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Paper Abstract

The first problem confronting the developers of algorithms for reliable automatic object recognition systems is basic intensity segmentation and noise smoothing. The benefits of using PCNNs for this are described. The next issue for the developer is the mixture of syntactical and statistical techniques. For many, only the latter is included due to the lack of abundance of fast, simple and effective syntactical algorithms. Relational maps and model-based algorithms are generally computationally intensive as compared to a straightforward statistical method such as a classifier net. It is described how the time signals of a nonadaptive PCNN incorporate some syntactical information which in turn has been shown to be compatible with a statistical classifier.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 March 1999
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3728, Ninth Workshop on Virtual Intelligence/Dynamic Neural Networks, (22 March 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.343032
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John L. Johnson, U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3728:
Ninth Workshop on Virtual Intelligence/Dynamic Neural Networks
Thomas Lindblad; Mary Lou Padgett; Jason M. Kinser, Editor(s)

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