Citation: Patent number: 5142590 Issue date: Aug 25, 1992
Abstract: A self-categorizing pattern recognition system includes an adaptive filter for selecting a category in response to an input pattern. A template is then generated in response to the selected category and a coincident pattern indicating the intersection between the expected pattern and the input pattern is generated. The ratio between the number of elements and the coincident pattern to the number of elements in the input pattern determines whether the category is reset. If the category is not reset, the adaptive filter and template may be modified in response to the coincident pattern. Reset of the selected category is inhibited if no expected pattern is generated. Weighting of the adaptive filter in response to a coincident pattern is inversely related to the number of elements in the input pattern. The selected categories reset where a reset function is less than a vigilance parameter which may be varied in response to teaching events.