Design of adaptive fuzzy logic controller based on linguistic-hedge concepts and genetic algorithms

Bin Da Liu, Chuen Yau Chen, Ju Ying Tsao

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In this paper, we propose a novel fuzzy logic controller, called linguistic hedge fuzzy logic controller, to simplify the membership function constructions and the rule developments. The design methodology of linguistic hedge fuzzy logic controller is a hybrid model based on the concepts of the linguistic hedges and the genetic algorithms. The linguistic hedge operators are used to adjust the shape of the system membership functions dynamically, and can speed up the control result to fit the system demand. The genetic algorithms are adopted to search the optimal linguistic hedge combination in the linguistic hedge module. According to the proposed methodology, the linguistic hedge fuzzy logic controller has the following advantages: 1) it needs only the simple-shape membership functions rather than the carefully designed ones for characterizing the related variables; 2) it is sufficient to adopt a fewer number of rules for inference; 3) the rules are developed intuitionally without heavily depending on the endeavor of experts; 4) the linguistic hedge module associated with the genetic algorithm enables it to be adaptive; 5) it performs better than the conventional fuzzy logic controllers do; and 6) it can be realized with low design complexity and small hardware overhead. Furthermore, the proposed approach has been applied to design three well-known nonlinear systems. The simulation and experimental results demonstrate the effectiveness of this design.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)32-53
Number of pages22
JournalIEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part B: Cybernetics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Feb

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Software
  • Information Systems
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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