The "self-organizing map" method, due to Kohonen, is a well-known neural network method. It is closely related to cluster analysis (partitioning) and other methods of data analysis. In this article, we explore some of these close relationships. A number of properties of the technique are discussed. Comparisons with various methods of data analysis (principal components analysis, k-means clustering, and others) are presented.
|Number of pages||26|
|Journal||Journal of Classification|
|Publication status||Published - Sep 1995|