Accession Number : AD0286921

Title :   THRESHOLDING IN SELF-ORGANIZING MACHINES

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : BRADLEY,ROBERT

Report Date : AUG 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : The threshold unit is a simplified analog of the living neuron cell. Self-organizing machines were constructed, using the threshold unit as a Boolean function generator. These machines may be represented by a mathematical model. The model may be analyzed by vector and matrix methods. Analysis of a simple Perceptron by these methods indicates that the ability of the machine to identify noisy patterns may depend on the existence of one thr shold unit which assigns all noisy patterns to the same class as the corresponding correct patterns. A method based on matrix representation of Karnaugh maps may be used as a design tool for analysis of threshold units and functions. (Author)

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER LOGIC, BIONICS, COMPUTERS, MAGNETIC CORES, NERVES, SIMULATION, SWITCHING CIRCUITS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE