Accession Number : AD0622283

Title :   COGNITIVE NETWORKS, TECHNIQUES AND COMPONENTS (PROJECT CONTAC).

Descriptive Note : Final rept. for 13 Nov 61-24 Oct 62,

Corporate Author : CORNELL AERONAUTICAL LAB INC BUFFALO N Y

Personal Author(s) : Babcock,T. R. ; Friend,R. C. ; Heggs,P.

Report Date : 24 OCT 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 52

Abstract : Optical-electronic techniques for implementation of linear discrimination systems indicate considerable promise for high-speed parallel pattern recognition problems. Several multiple image optical schemes have been conceived and investigated using lens and mirrors to solve the sensor to association unit interconnection problem. The A-unit activity pattern may be transmitted by multiple image lenses through weights to the response units. Fixed density A to R weights may be satisfactorily formed by the Kodak Autoscreen process. Experimental investigation of the optical and electronic techniques for the linear discriminator has resulted in the development of a single-element experimental model which has satisfactorily demonstrated the ability to dichotomize typewritten letters. Preliminary results indicate that a full scale linear discriminator model would, from the implementation considerations, be technically feasible. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PATTERN RECOGNITION, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE), (*ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, PATTERN RECOGNITION), (*OPTICAL EQUIPMENT, PATTERN RECOGNITION), (*READING MACHINES, PATTERN RECOGNITION), CYBERNETICS, OPTICAL SCANNING, ELECTRON OPTICS, INPUT OUTPUT DEVICES, OPTICS, COMPUTER LOGIC, LINEAR SYSTEMS, CHARACTER RECOGNITION

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE