An Artificial Neural Network for Spatio-Temporal Bipolar Patterns: Application to Phoneme Classification

Part of Neural Information Processing Systems 0 (NIPS 1987)

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Les Atlas, Toshiteru Homma, Robert Marks


An artificial neural network is developed to recognize spatio-temporal bipolar patterns associatively. The function of a formal neuron is generalized by replacing multiplication with convolution, weights with transfer functions, and thresholding with nonlinear transform following adaptation. The Hebbian learn(cid:173) ing rule and the delta learning rule are generalized accordingly, resulting in the learning of weights and delays. The neural network which was first developed for spatial patterns was thus generalized for spatio-temporal patterns. It was tested using a set of bipolar input patterns derived from speech signals, showing robust classification of 30 model phonemes.