SOMMER: self-organising maps for education and research

J Mol Model. 2007 Jan;13(1):225-8. doi: 10.1007/s00894-006-0140-0. Epub 2006 Sep 22.


SOMMER is a publicly available, Java-based toolbox for training and visualizing two- and three-dimensional unsupervised self-organizing maps (SOMs). Various map topologies are implemented for planar rectangular, toroidal, cubic-surface and spherical projections. The software allows for visualization of the training process, which has been shown to be particularly valuable for teaching purposes.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Algorithms
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Chemistry, Pharmaceutical / methods
  • Computer Graphics
  • Computer Simulation
  • Drug Design
  • Models, Chemical
  • Models, Molecular
  • Models, Statistical
  • Neural Networks, Computer
  • Pattern Recognition, Automated
  • Programming Languages*
  • Software*