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Two-Level Neural Network For Deterministic Logic Processing
Author(s): M H Hassoun
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Paper Abstract

A two-level neural network is proposed for the implementation of general deterministic logic (switching) functions. The network is potentially capable of implementing any set of binary switching functions of n variables. A cascade of two neural-like processor levels gives rise to a high-performance nonlinear functional memory. The first neural layer implements a linearly separable psuedorandom mapping that maps n dimensional binary input vectors into a higher m dimensional space of randomly scattered vectors, while the second neural layer implements a one-pass associative neural memory (ANM) that maps the output of the first layer into prerecorded target vectors. The interconnection weights of this layer are synthesized using a new and highly efficient recording technique[l]. The high fan-out of the first layer mapping and the highly distributed parallel architecture of the proposed network are ideal for optical implementation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 May 1988
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0881, Optical Computing and Nonlinear Materials, (3 May 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.944090
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M H Hassoun, Wayne State University (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0881:
Optical Computing and Nonlinear Materials
Nasser Peyghambarian, Editor(s)

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