It is often reported in the technique literature that the success of the self-organizing feature map formation is critically dependent on the initial weights and the selection of main parameters (i.e. the learning-rate parameter and the neighborhood set) of the algorithm. They usually have to be counteracted by the trial-and-error method; therefore, often time consuming retraining procedures have to precede before a neighborhood preserving feature amp is obtained. In this paper, we propose an efficient initialization scheme to construct an initial map. We then use the self-organizing feature map algorithm to make small subsequent adjustments so as to improve the accuracy of the initial map. Several data sets are tested to illustrate the performance of the proposed method.
淡江理工學刊=Tamkang journal of science and engineering 5(1)，頁35-48