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In this paper, we propose a new information theoretic self-organization method for artificial neural networks. In our self-organization, we can realize three processes such as competition, cooperation and adaptation in a completely different way from conventional self-organization methods. Competition among neurons can be realized by maximizing information in competitive units, which permits a single winner as well as multiple winners. Cooperation is realized by making neighboring connections behave in the same way. Adaptation is possible by maximizing information content and at the same time by making neighboring connections as similar as possible. We applied the new method to the classification of congressmen according to their voting attitudes. Experimental results confirmed that the congressmen can be spatially distributed, and explicitly classified into two groups by using a single unit as well as a group of units.


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