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A book on SOM algorithm by Academician Teuvo Kohonen

Posted on 19 Dec 2014 08:23:56.


The famous "Self-Organizing Map" (SOM) data-analysis algorithm developed by Professor Teuvo Kohonen has resulted in thousands of applications in science and technology.

He has now written an open access book on the topic: "MATLAB Implementations and Applications of the Self-Organizing Map".The book is the first-ever practical introduction to SOM programming, especially targeted to newcomers in the field. With several examples and in a clear detailed way, Prof. Kohonen explains in the book how various data-analysis problems can be approached with SOM analysis, what preprocessing steps are needed, and how the scripts of the SOM algorithm can be encoded. The text is particularly suitable for self-studying and as a collateral material for exercises in data mining courses.

Download a free pdf copy of the book, or buy a printed one, at