Numerical simulation of a binary communication channel: Comparison between a replica calculation and an exact solution

D. R. C Dominguez, M Maravall, A Turiel, J. C Ciria, N Parga
1999 Europhysics letters  
The mutual information of a single-layer perceptron with $N$ Gaussian inputs and $P$ deterministic binary outputs is studied by numerical simulations. The relevant parameters of the problem are the ratio between the number of output and input units, $\alpha = P/N$, and those describing the two-point correlations between inputs. The main motivation of this work refers to the comparison between the replica computation of the mutual information and an analytical solution valid up to $\alpha \sim
more » ... p to $\alpha \sim O(1)$. The most relevant results are: (1) the simulation supports the validity of the analytical prediction, and (2) it also verifies a previously proposed conjecture that the replica solution interpolates well between large and small values of $\alpha$.
doi:10.1209/epl/i1999-00230-6 fatcat:36ct4rqcirgjhige5oxz4dpjle