Identification of Fuzzy Inference System Based on Information Granulation

  • Huang, Wei (State Key Laboratory of Software Engineering, Wuhan University) ;
  • Ding, Lixin (State Key Laboratory of Software Engineering, Wuhan University) ;
  • Oh, Sung-Kwun (Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Suwon) ;
  • Jeong, Chang-Won (Department of Computer Engineering, Wonkwang University) ;
  • Joo, Su-Chong (Department of Computer Engineering, Wonkwang University)
  • Received : 2010.04.19
  • Accepted : 2010.06.28
  • Published : 2010.08.27


In this study, we propose a space search algorithm (SSA) and then introduce a hybrid optimization of fuzzy inference systems based on SSA and information granulation (IG). In comparison with "conventional" evolutionary algorithms (such as PSO), SSA leads no.t only to better search performance to find global optimization but is also more computationally effective when dealing with the optimization of the fuzzy models. In the hybrid optimization of fuzzy inference system, SSA is exploited to carry out the parametric optimization of the fuzzy model as well as to realize its structural optimization. IG realized with the aid of C-Means clustering helps determine the initial values of the apex parameters of the membership function of fuzzy model. The overall hybrid identification of fuzzy inference systems comes in the form of two optimization mechanisms: structure identification (such as the number of input variables to be used, a specific subset of input variables, the number of membership functions, and polyno.mial type) and parameter identification (viz. the apexes of membership function). The structure identification is developed by SSA and C-Means while the parameter estimation is realized via SSA and a standard least square method. The evaluation of the performance of the proposed model was carried out by using four representative numerical examples such as No.n-linear function, gas furnace, NO.x emission process data, and Mackey-Glass time series. A comparative study of SSA and PSO demonstrates that SSA leads to improved performance both in terms of the quality of the model and the computing time required. The proposed model is also contrasted with the quality of some "conventional" fuzzy models already encountered in the literature.


Supported by : Center for U-city Security & Surveillance Technology


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