Natural computation’s 9th week saw an introduction to associative memory networks.

 

Two major types of associative networks

Initialization of an Bi-Directional Associative memory network involves establishing a weight matrix using input and output pairs:

BAM initialization

It seems much easier to write a simple script which demonstrates understanding of the weight initialization and memory recall algorithms. Hopefully I can do that this week. The major question that comes to mind after this lecture was why these networks would be used instead of a SOM.