A fast and efficient competitive learning design algorithm based on weight vector training in transform domain

Wen Jyi Hwang, Yi Chong Zeng, Shi Chiang Liao

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This paper presents a new competitive learning (CL) algorithm which performs the training in the wavelet domain. In the algorithm, the winning neural units during the training process are identified using the partial distance search (PDS) technique so that little multiplication is required. The PDS can be performed over the lower resolution representation of codewords in the wavelet transform domain to further reduce the computation time required for training. Simulation results show that, at the expense of a possible slight decrease in performance, the algorithm requires less than 5% of the computational time required by the traditional CL algorithm in many cases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)625-631
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the Chinese Institute of Engineers, Transactions of the Chinese Institute of Engineers,Series A/Chung-kuo Kung Ch'eng Hsuch K'an
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1998 Jan 1



  • Competitive Learning
  • Neural Networks
  • Wavelet Transform

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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