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ovel computer program mimics brains ability to recognize patterns in large collections of images and text OCTOBER 25 1999 Contact Information MURRAY HILL NJ -- Drawing inspiration from the brains neural circuitry researchers at Lucent Technologies Bell Labs and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed the worlds first computer algorithm that mimics a key aspect of intelligence recognizing meaningful patterns in large collections of images text or other data The research described in the current issue of the journal Nature provides fundamental insights into how basic properties of the brains neurons are related to intelligent behaviors such as vision and language It also may lead to improved Web searches videoconferencing and data storage and transmission This program learns about the world in much the same way that people would -- by looking for elements that repeatedly appear in a group of objects says Bell Labs researcher Daniel Lee For example when presented with 2400 photographs of human faces the program figured out that all of the faces contained common elements -- such as eyes noses ears and mouths -- and then looked for similarities among those features The program then was able to use these 49 features to recreate all 2400 faces Lee collaborated with Sebastian Seung MIT assistant professor of computational neurosciences in the department of brain and cognitive sciences on the program which is an algorithm for non-negative matrix factorization The algorithm can similarly analyze other collections of images or documents to discover patterns For example when the researchers applied the program to an encyclopedia database it was able to group the thousands of articles into 200 general topics based on their content One such topic was related to botany for which the algorithm automatically learned to group words together such as flowers leaves and plants Because the algorithm finds an efficient way of representing data it could be used in the future to compress video
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