A handwritten digit recognition system was used in a demonstration project to visualize artificial neural networks, in particular Kohonen¿s self-organizing feature map. The purpose of this project was to introduce neural networks through a relatively easy-to-understand application to the general public. This paper describes several techniques used for preprocessing the handwritten digits, as well as a number of ways in which neural networks were used for the recognition task. Whereas the main goal was a purely educational one, a moderate recognition rate of 98% was reached on a test set.
|Name||Lecture Notes in Computer Science|
|Conference||Computational Intelligence: Theory and Applications, International Conference 7th Fuzzy Days|
|Period||1/10/01 → 3/10/01|
|Other||1-3 Oct 2001|