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Randomized Self Organizing Map

Nicolas P. Rougier 1 Georgios Detorakis 2
1 Mnemosyne - Mnemonic Synergy
LaBRI - Laboratoire Bordelais de Recherche en Informatique, Inria Bordeaux - Sud-Ouest, IMN - Institut des Maladies Neurodégénératives [Bordeaux]
Abstract : We propose a variation of the self organizing map algorithm by considering the random placement of neurons on a two-dimensional manifold, following a blue noise distribution from which various topologies can be derived. These topologies possess random (but controllable) discontinuities that allow for a more flexible self-organization, especially with highdimensional data. The proposed algorithm is tested on one-, two-and three-dimensions tasks as well as on the MNIST handwritten digits dataset and validated using spectral analysis and topological data analysis tools. We also demonstrate the ability of the randomized self-organizing map to gracefully reorganize itself in case of neural lesion and/or neurogenesis.
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  • ARXIV : 2011.09534



Nicolas P. Rougier, Georgios Detorakis. Randomized Self Organizing Map. 2020. ⟨hal-03017448⟩



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