High-order Hopfield and Tank optimization networks

Tariq Samad, Paul Harper

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We employ high-order weights to extend the class of optimization problems that can be solved with neural networks. Hopfield and Tank networks are used; the associated energy function is a polynomial with order equal to the highest order weights in the network. As an example, we consider the problem of partitioning a graph into triangles. Simulation results indicate that multiple runs on a problem can be considered independent trials; high performance can thereby be achiebed feasibly.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)287-292
Number of pages6
JournalParallel Computing
Issue number2-3
StatePublished - Dec 1990


  • Combinatorial optimization
  • Connectionism
  • High-order weights
  • Hopfield and Tank networks
  • Neural networks
  • Simulated annealing
  • Triangle partitioning


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