Neural network for seismic principal components analysis

Kou-Yuan Huang*

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The neural network using an unsupervised generalized Hebbian algorithm (GHA) is adopted to find the principal eigenvectors of a covariance matrix in different kinds of seismograms. We have shown that the extensive computer results of the principal components analysis (PCA) using neural net of GHA can extract the information of seismic reflection layers and uniform neighboring traces. The analyzed seismic data are the seismic traces with 20, 25, and 30 Hz Ricker wavelets, the fault, the reflection and diffraction patterns after NMO correction, the bright spot pattern, and the real seismogram at Mississippi Canyon. The properties of high amplitude, low frequency, and polarity reversal can be shown from the projections on the principal eigenvectors. For PCA, a theorem is proposed that adding extra point along the direction of the existing eigenvector can enhance that eigenvector. The theorem is applied to the interpretation of a fault seismogram and the uniform property of other seismograms. The PCA also provides a significant seismic data compression.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 1 Dec 1999
EventInternational Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN'99) - Washington, DC, USA
Duration: 10 Jul 199916 Jul 1999


ConferenceInternational Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN'99)
CityWashington, DC, USA

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