I’m trying to implement the temporal pooler in vb.net, and I have some questions:
is the permanence of a synapse to a segment initialized to a small range of values centered around an initial value, or are all permanences initialized to the same fixed value?
The pseudo code does not give values for:
Can you suggest some good values?
When learning, is permanence-increment/decrement for lateral (distal) connections the same as for proximal connections? (proximal connections are used in the spatial pooling). What values should I use for PERMANENCE_INCREMENT and PERMANENCE_DECREMENT when learning both types of synapse?
In the temporal pooler, I assume learning goes on in both proximal and distal synapses. Is there any reason to separate these processes, for instance, should I teach a batch of patterns spatially (proximal) before I turn on temporal (distal) learning?
Does ‘potential synapse’ mean "having a permanence greater than zero)/ If so, then is a dendrite connected by zero-permanence synapses to all cells in most columns?