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Discrete Dynamics in Nature and Society
Volume 6 (2001), Issue 2, Pages 129-136

On permutation symmetries of hopfield model neural network

Department of Physics, Xiamen University, Xiamen 361005, China

Received 29 July 2000

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Discrete Hopfield neural network (DHNN) is studied by performing permutation operations on the synaptic weight matrix. The storable patterns set stored with Hebbian learning algorithm in a network without losing memories is studied, and a condition which makes sure all the patterns of the storable patterns set have a same basin size of attraction is proposed. Then, the permutation symmetries of the network are studied associating with the stored patterns set. A construction of the storable patterns set satisfying that condition is achieved by consideration of their invariance under a point group.