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Evolving TSK Fuzzy Rules For Classification Tasks By Genetic Algorithms

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Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/DATA000451

Volume

25

Pages

10

Published

2000

Size

899 kb

Author(s)

Rogerio P. Espmdola & Nelson F.F. Ebecken

Abstract

This paper presents a method for classification based on a genetic algorithm to evolve a Takagi-Sugeno-Kang fuzzy rule bases. It is shown how a fuzzy rule base is generated from a numerical database and how its best subset is found by the genetic algorithm. The method not only produces rule base subsets with very good performance but also reveals itself as a feature selector. Analyses are realized on the results obtained from several classification problems approached by the method and by a decision tree based algorithm. 1 Introduction Classification is one of the most important tasks of Machine Learning. Basically, it aims to associate pre-defined classes to new elements. Several Machine Learning paradigms have been applied to this problem like artificial neural networks, decision trees and production rul

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