Self-organization map

A self-organizing map (SOM) is an unsupervised learning algorithm that can be used for dimensionality reduction.

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A simple start: training a SOM to project R3 inputs down to R2. The inputs represent (R,G,B) color tuples.

Self-organizing map

A little more advanced: training a SOM to project R4 inputs down to R3. The inputs represent (R,G,B,radius) tuples.

Self-organizing map

Self-organizing map

Self-organizing map

Experimenting with visualizing techniques using vectors.

Self-organizing map

Self-organizing map

Projecting high-dimensional inputs (icons) down to R2. Here, the trained SOM grid is being visualized along with the training samples superimposed on top.

Self-organizing map

Projecting high-dimensional inputs (icons) down to R2. I came up with a stacking visualization technique to handle the cases where multiple input vectors project down to the same output.

Self-organizing map

Self-organizing map

Experimenting with visualizing the input vectors as displaced, colorized meshes.

Self-organizing map

Projecting high-dimensional inputs (album cover images) down to R3.

Self-organizing map

Projecting (R,G,B,radius) tuples down to (x,y). I am using a similar stacking technique here to visualize the results.

Self-organizing map

Projecting (left eye radius,right eye radius,mouth radius) tuples down to (x,y).

Self-organizing map