what's the difference between autoencoder and autoassociative neural networks?

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Seems like Autoassociative neural networks and Autoencoders do the same thing.

Are they the same, or is there some subtlety I'm not picking up on?

Mohammad Athar

Posted 2018-04-19T14:59:49.990

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The "autoassociative" paper is from 1992. The field had not settled on the term "autoencoder" for this concept.

Jack Parsons

Posted 2018-04-19T14:59:49.990

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Autoencoders need at least 1 hidden layer to be constructed.

But, Autoassociative neural networks could be obtained through a bidirectional associative memory, which is implemented with no hidden layer, and whose weights are learned in one step.

Purushothaman Srikanth

Posted 2018-04-19T14:59:49.990

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