Citation Graham B & Willshaw DJ (1996) Information efficiency of the associative net at arbitrary coding rates. In: von der Malsburg C, von Seelen W, Vorbruggen J & Sendhoff B (eds.) Artificial Neural Networks — ICANN 96: 1996 International Conference Bochum, Germany, July 16–19, 1996 Proceedings. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 1112. ICANN 96: International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks, Bochum, Germany, 16.07.1996-19.07.1996. Berlin Heidelberg: Springer, pp. 35-40. http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/3-540-61510-5_10; https://doi.org/10.1007/3-540-61510-5_10
Abstract The associative net is a neural network model of associative memory that is unusual in having binary-valued connections between units. This net can work with high information efficiency, but only if the patterns to be stored are extremely sparse. In this paper we report how the efficiency of the net can be improved for more dense coding rates by using a partially-connected net. The information efficiency can be maintained at a high level over a 2-3 order of magnitude variation in the degree of pattern sparseness.