the bottom plot shows:
during training: the training set and the color of each element corresponds to the recongnition result of this element.
during guessing (what you can se above):
the states of input layer0, then weights 0>1, then states of layer1, then weights 1>2, then states of layer2, then weights 2>3, then states of layer2, then output layer3 = 3 neurons.
First i display the weights in black and white (white=positive, black=negative), then i display in color and in sequence the signal propagation through the network:
- the neuron states: green means active (1) and red means inactive (0).
- neurons x weights values: Green means positive influence on the neuron (excitation) and red negative influence (damping). The brighter the stronger. I.ll call this wxn for weights x neuron.
The colors of the 3 neurons of layer 3 (red,red,green) are the same under the sketches: they correspond to the same data.
the group of 3 blocs on the left of these neurons (weights2>3) are the input weights of each neuron x the input of previous layer.
Let’s analyse this picture
Here you can see that a single wxn is mainly responsible for the 3 neuron states: its the weight (1/2, 0/2) ((0,0) is top left of each bloc), excited by neuron (1/2, 0/2) (green). Other neurons are desactivated (red) so the wxn are insignificant (black). This neuron is damping the 2 first neurons (red wxn) and exciting the last one (green wxn).
Now let’s see why neuron (1/2, 0/2) of layer2 is excited. Look in wxn1>2 at the bloc (1/2, 0/2). Several wxn are green, they are responsible for the response. There is no opposite response (red).
Let’s look at the stonger response wxn (2/4,3/4). The previous layer neuron corresponding is green too (active). look at the corresponding wxn0>1: you can see the the top left part of the ‘o’ drawing is green = detected.
so we can say the ‘o’ has been detected because of its top left part, which is not present in the 2 other drawings. That makes sense.
And the 2 other choices have been rejected for the same reason (it might not be the case).
I hope this explaination is what you were expecting.