Influence of Clustering Pre-Processing on Genetically Generated Fuzzy Knowledge Bases

Sofiane Achiche

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Automatic knowledge base generation using techniques such as genetic algorithms tend to be highly dependent on the quality and size of the learning data. First of all, large data sets can lead to unnecessary time loss, when smaller data sets could describe the problem as well. Second of all, the presence of noise and outliers can cause the learning algorithm to degenerate. Clustering techniques allow compressing and filtering the data, thus making the generation of fuzzy knowledge bases faster and more accurate. Different clustering algorithms are compared and the validation of the results through a theoretical 3D surface, shows that when compressing the data to 5% of its original size, clustering algorithms accelerate the learning process by up to 94%. Moreover, when the learning data contains noise and/or a large amount of outliers, clustering algorithms can make the results more stable and improve the fitness of the obtained FKBs.
Original languageEnglish
JournalComputer Assisted Mechanics and Engineering Sciences
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)207-221.
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes

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