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Self Organizing Maps

Applications and Novel Algorithm Design

Kohonen Self Organizing Maps (SOM) has found application in practical all fields, especially those which tend to handle high dimensional data. SOM can be used for the clustering of genes in the medical field, the study of multi-media and web based contents and in the transportation industry, just to name a few. Apart from the aforementioned areas this book also covers the study of complex data found in meteorological and remotely sensed images acquired using satellite sensing. Data management and envelopment analysis has also been covered. The application of SOM in mechanical and manufacturing engineering forms another important area of this book. The final section of this book, addresses the design and application of novel variants of SOM algorithms.

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Self Organizing MapsApplications and Novel Algorithm DesignEdited by Josphat Igadwa Mwasiagi

Published: January 21st 2011

DOI: 10.5772/566

ISBN: 978-953-307-546-4

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4526-4

Copyright year: 2011

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91578 Total Chapter Downloads

90 Crossref Citations

144 Web of Science Citations

169 Dimensions Citations


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1. Information-Theoretic Approach to Interpret Internal Representations of Self-Organizing Maps

By Ryotaro Kamimura


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2. Privacy-Preserving Clustering on Distributed Databases: A Review and Some Contributions

By Flavius L. Gorgônio and José Alfredo F. Costa


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3. A Method for Project Member Role Assignment in Open Source Software Development Using Self-Organizing Maps

By Shingo Kawamura, Minoru Uehara, and Hideki Mori


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4. Modelling with Self-Organising Maps and Data Envelopment Analysis: a Case Study in Educational Evaluation

By Lidia Angulo Meza, Luiz Biondi Neto, Luana Carneiro Brandão, Fernando do Valle Silva Andrade, João Carlos Correia Baptista Soares de Mello and Pedro Henrique Gouvêa Coelho


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5. Self-Organizing Maps Infusion with Data Envelopment Analysis

By Mithun J. Sharma and Yu Song Jin


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6. A Speech Recognition System for Embedded Applications Using the SOM and TS-SOM Networks

By Amauri H. Souza Júnior, Guilherme A. Barreto and Antonio T. Varela


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7. Combining SOMs and Ontologies for Effective Web Site Mining

By Dimitris Petrilis and Constantin Halatsis


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8. A Study on Facial Expression Recognition Model Using an Adaptive Learning Capability

By Masaki Ishii


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9. Self-Organization and Aggregation of Undisclosed Knowledge

By Koichiro Ishikawa, Yoshihisa Shinozawa and Yoshikisa Shinozawa


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10. Image Search in a Visual Concept Feature Space with SOM-Based Clustering and Modified Inverted Indexing

By Mahmudur Rahman


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11. Mel-Frequency Cepstrum Coeffficients as Higher Order Statistics Representation to Characterize Speech Signal for Speaker Identification System in Noisy Environment Using Hidden Markov Model

By Agus Buono, Wisnu Jatmiko and Benyamin Kusumoputro


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12. Ship's Hydroacoustics Signatures Classification Using Neural Networks

By Andrzej Zak


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13. Dynamic Vehicle Routing Problem for Medical Emergency Management

By Jean-Charles Créput, Amir Hajjam, Abderrafiãa Koukam and Olivier Kuhn


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14. A Review of Self-Organizing Map Applications in Meteorology and Oceanography

By Yonggang Liu and Robert H. Weisberg


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15. Using Self Organising Maps in Applied Geomorphology

By Ferentinou Maria, Karymbalis Efthimios, Charou Eleni and Sakellariou Michael


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16. Land-Cover Classification Using Self-Organizing Maps Clustered with Spectral and Spatial Information

By M. L. Gonçalves, J. A. F. Costa and M. L. A. Netto


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17. Applications of Complex-Valued Self-Organizing Maps to Ground Penetrating Radar Imaging Systems

By Akira Hirose and Yukimasa Nakano


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18. Automated Mapping of Hydrographic Systems from Satellite Imagery Using Self-Organizing Maps and Principal Curves

By Marek B. Zaremba


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19. Computational Approaches as a Tool to Study Developmental Biology in New World Primates

By Maria Bernardete Cordeiro de Sousa, Allan Medeiros, Dijenaide Chaves de Castro, Adriano de Castro Leão and Adrião Duarte Dória Neto


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20. Clustering Genes, Tissues, Cells and Bioactive Chemicals by Sphere SOM

By Yuh Sugii, Takayuki Kudoh, Takayuki Otani, Masashi Ikeda, Heizo Tokutaka and Masaharu Seno


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21. Application of Self-Organizing Maps in Chemistry. The Case of Phenyl Cations

By Daniele Dondi, Armando Buttafava and Angelo Albini


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22. Myoelectric Knee Angle Estimation Algorithms for Control of Active Transfemoral Leg Prostheses

By Alberto L. Delis, Joao L. A. Carvalho, Adson F. da Rocha, Francisco A. O. Nascimento and Geovany A. Borges


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23. A Self Organizing Map Based Postural Transition Detection System

By Wattanapong Kurdthongmee


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24. Apparent Age Estimation System Based on Age Perception

By Hironobu Fukai, Hironori Takimoto, Yasue Mitsukura and Minoru Fukumi


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25. Parametric and Robust Optimization of a Vibration Absorber with a Generalized Cubic, Quadratic and Non Integer Nonlinearities of Damping and Stiffness

By M.–Lamjed Bouazizi and S. Ghanmi and R. Nasri


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26. Harmonic Potential Fields: an Effective Tool for Generating a Self-Organizing Behavior

By Ahmad A. Masoud


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27. Kohonen Maps Combined to Fuzzy C-means, a Two Level Clustering Approach. Application to Electricity Load Data

By Khadir M. Tarek and Benabbas Farouk


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28. Fault Localization upon Non-Supervised Neural Networks and Unknown Input Observers for Bounded Faults

By Benítez-Pérez H. and Ortega-Arjona J. L.


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29. Use of SOM to Study Cotton Growing and Spinning

By Josphat Igadwa Mwasiagi


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30. Associative Self-Organizing Map

By Magnus Johnsson, Max Martinsson, David Gil and Germund Hesslow


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31. Growing Topology Learning Self-Organizing Map

By Vilson L. Dalle Mole and Aluizio F. R. Araújo


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32. Is It Visible? Micro-Artefacts' Non-Linear Structure and Natural Formation Processes

By Dimitris Kontogiorgos and Alexandros Leontitsis


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33. Self-Organization of Object Categories in a Cortical Artificial Model

By Alessio Plebe


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34. Applying SOFM and Its FPGA Implementation on Event Processing of PET Block Detector

By Dongming Hu


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35. Forced Accretion and Assimilation Based on Self-Organizing Neural Network

By Cheng-Yuan Liou and Wei-Chen Cheng


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