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We present a new supervised learning procedure for systems composed of many separate networks, each of which learns to handle a subset of the complete set of training cases. The new procedure can be viewed either as a modular version of a multilayer supervised network, or as an associative version of competitive learning. It therefore provides a new link(More)
One popular class of unsupervised algorithms are competitive algorithms. In the traditional view of competition, only one competitor, the winner, adapts for any given case. I propose to view competitive adaptation as attempting to fit a blend of simple probability generators (such as gaussians) to a set of data-points. The maximum likelihood fit of a model(More)
We present a new approach to computing from image sequences the two-dimensional velocities of moving objects that are occluded and transparent. The new motion model does not attempt to provide an accurate representation of the velocity flow field at fine resolutions but coarsely segments an image into regions of coherent motion, provides an estimate of(More)
A computational model for motion processing in area MT is presented that is based on the observed response properties of cortical neurons and is consistent with the visual perception of partially occluded and transparent moving stimuli. In contrast to models of motion processing that assume spatial continuity and fail to compute the correct velocity for(More)
We describe an extension to the Mixture of Experts architecture for modelling and controlling dynamical systems which exhibit multiple modes of behavior. This extension is based on a Markov process model, and suggests a recurrent network for gating a set of linear or non-linear controllers. The new architecture is demonstrated to be capable of learning(More)
A network model of disparity estimation was developed based on disparity-selective neurons, such as those found in the early stages of processing in the visual cortex. The model accurately estimated multiple disparities in regions, which may be caused by transparency or occlusion. The selective integration of reliable local estimates enabled the network to(More)
Neurons in area MT of primate visual cortex encode the velocity of moving objects. We present a model of how MT cells aggregate responses from VI to form such a velocity representation. Two different sets of units, with local receptive fields, receive inputs from motion energy filters. One set of units forms estimates of local motion, while the second set(More)
MORE is a tool that assists in eliciting knowledge from domain experts. Acquired information is added to a domain model of qualitative causal relations that may hold among hypotheses, symptoms, and background conditions. After generating diagnostic rules from the domain model, MORE prompts for additional information that would allow a stronger set of(More)