Chaotic analog associative memory

Hisao Imai, Yuko Osana, Masafumi Hagiwara

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This paper proposes chaotic analog associative memory (CAAM), which can handle one-to-many learning pairs composed of analog patterns. Most past associative memory models have considered a binary pattern as the pattern to be learned, which makes it difficult to handle analog patterns. It is also a problem that the superposed pattern is recalled due to interaction between the memorized patterns. Thus, it becomes difficult to handle the association of one-to-many learning pairs, in which multiple patterns can be recalled from a single given pattern. In contrast, the proposed model uses a multiwinner self-organizing neural network (MWSONN), which can handle analog patterns, and realizes association of the analog patterns. In the proposed CAAM, the chaotic neuron is introduced as a part of the network, and one-to-many association is realized by utilizing the dynamic recall power of the chaotic neuron. Computer experiments verify that the association of one-to-many learning pairs composed of analog patterns can be realized, and that the proposed model has high noise immunity and robustness to faults.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)82-90
Number of pages9
JournalSystems and Computers in Japan
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Apr 1


  • Association of analog patterns
  • Associative memory
  • Chaotic neuron
  • Multiwinner self-organizing neural network
  • One-to-many association

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Information Systems
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics


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