SN: A Simulator for Connectionist Models

This paper describes the initial implementation of our neural network simulator SN (later renamed Lush). Various incarnations of SN have been developed continuously since 1987, some of which were sold commercially by Neuristique until 2001. SN and its derivatives have been used to build many successful technologies and products:


Léon Bottou and Yann Le Cun: SN: A Simulator for Connectionist Models, Proceedings of NeuroNimes 88, 371-382, Nimes, France, 1988.

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  author = {Bottou, {L\'eon} and {Le Cun}, Yann},
  title = {SN: A Simulator for Connectionist Models},
  pages = {371-382},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of NeuroNimes 88},
  address = {Nimes, France},
  year = {1988},
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