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Neural Computation

September 1993, Vol. 5, No. 5, Pages 719-735
(doi: 10.1162/neco.1993.5.5.719)
© 1993 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Learning to Generalize from Single Examples in the Dynamic Link Architecture
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A large attraction of neural systems lies in their promise of replacing programming by learning. A problem with many current neural models is that with realistically large input patterns learning time explodes. This is a problem inherent in a notion of learning that is based almost entirely on statistical estimation. We propose here a different learning style where significant relations in the input pattern are recognized and expressed by the unsupervised self-organization of dynamic links. The power of this mechanism is due to the very general a priori principle of conservation of topological structure. We demonstrate that style with a system that learns to classify mirror symmetric pixel patterns from single examples.