|Title||A fast genetic method for inducting linguistically understandable fuzzy models|
|Publication Type||Conference Paper|
|Year of Publication||2001|
|Conference Name||Proceedings Joint 9th IFSA World Congress and 20th NAFIPS International Conference (Cat. No. 01TH8569)|
|Keywords||Artificial intelligence, backfitting, boosting techniques, computational linguistics, extended additive models, fast genetic method, fuzzy logic, fuzzy models, Fuzzy reasoning, fuzzy rule bases, fuzzy rule learning methods, fuzzy set theory, Fuzzy sets, genetic algorithm, genetic algorithms, inference mechanisms, learning (artificial intelligence), Learning systems, linguistically understandable fuzzy model induction, mixtures of experts, reasoning methods, residuals, submodel fitting, Training data, uncertainty handling|
Fuzzy rule bases can be regarded as mixtures of experts, and boosting techniques can be applied to learn them from data. In particular, provided that adequate reasoning methods are used, fuzzy models are extended additive models, thus backfitting can be applied to them. We propose to use an implementation of backfitting that uses a genetic algorithm for fitting submodels to residuals and we also show that it is both more accurate and faster than other fuzzy rule learning methods.