Neural network models are receiving increasing attention because of their collective computational capabilities. We evaluate the use of the Hopfield neural network model in optically determining the nearest-neighbor of a binary bipolar test vector from a set of binary bipolar reference vectors. The use of the Hopfield model is compared with that of a direct technique called direct storage nearest-neighbor that accomplishes the task of nearest-neighbor determination.
© 1986 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: February 20, 1986
Published: October 15, 1986
Bruce L. Montgomery and B. V. K. Vijaya Kumar, "Evaluation of the use of the Hopfield neural network model as a nearest-neighbor algorithm," Appl. Opt. 25, 3759-3766 (1986)