Sigmoid Neural Transfer Function Realised by Percolation

Pignon, D., Parmiter, P.J.M., Slack, J.K., Hands, M.A., Hall, T.J., Daalen, M. and Shawe-Taylor, J. (1996) Sigmoid Neural Transfer Function Realised by Percolation. Optics Letters, 21, (3), 222-224.


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An experiment using the phenomenon of percolation has been conducted to demonstrate the implementation of neural functionality (summing and sigmoid transfer). A simple analog approximation to digital percolation is implemented. The device consists of a piece of amorphous silicon with stochastic bit-stream optical inputs, in which a current percolating from one end to the other defines the neuron output, also in the form of a stochastic bit stream. Preliminary experimental results are presented.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0146-9592
Divisions : Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Electronics and Computer Science
ePrint ID: 259797
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
February 1996Published
Date Deposited: 19 Aug 2004
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 14:01
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