Construction of a neuron-fuzzy classification model based on feature-extraction approach

Nai Ren Guo, Tzuu Hseng S. Li

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In this paper, a Feature-Extraction Neuron-Fuzzy Classification Model (FENFCM) is proposed that enables the extraction of feature variables and provides the classification results. The proposed classification model synergistically integrates a standard fuzzy inference system and a neural network with supervised learning. The FENFCM automatically generates the fuzzy rules from the numerical data and triangular functions that are used as membership functions both in the feature extraction unit and in the inference unit. To adapt the proposed FENFCM, two modificatory algorithms are applied. First, we utilize Evolutionary Programming (EP) to determine the distribution of fuzzy sets for each feature variable of the feature extraction unit. Second, the Weight Revised Algorithm (WRA) is used to regulate the weight grade of the principal output node of the inference unit. Finally, the proposed FENFCM is validated using two benchmark data sets: the Wine database and the Iris database. Computer simulation results demonstrate that the proposed classification model can provide a sufficiently high classification rate in comparison with that of other models proposed in the literature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)682-691
Number of pages10
JournalExpert Systems With Applications
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jan

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Artificial Intelligence


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