An Improved Fast Training Algorithm for RBF Networks Using Symmetry-Based Fuzzy C-Means Clustering
Lim, Eng Aik, and Zarita Zainuddin, (2008) An Improved Fast Training Algorithm for RBF Networks Using Symmetry-Based Fuzzy C-Means Clustering. Matematika, 24 (2). pp. 141-148. ISSN 01278274
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University Malaysia Perlis, Institute of Engineering Mathematics
Universiti Sains Malaysia, School of Mathematical Sciences
In fuzzy C-means (FCM) clustering, each data point belongs to a cluster to a degree specified by a membership grade. FCM partitions a collection of vectors in c fuzzy groups and finds a cluster center in each group such that the dissimilarity measure is minimized. This paper presents a training algorithm for the radial basis function (RBF) network using symmetry based Fuzzy C-means (SFCM) clustering method which is the modified version of FCM clustering method based on point symmetry distance measure. The training algorithm which uses SFCM clustering method to train the network has a number of advantages such as faster training time, more accurate predictions and reduced network architecture compared to the standard RBF networks. The proposed training algorithm has been implemented in the RBF networks created by the newrb function of MATLAB which uses gradient based iterative method as learning strategy, therefore the new network will undergo a hybrid learning process. The networks called Symmetry-based Fuzzy C-means Clustering–Radial Basis Function Network (SFCM/RBF) has been tested against the standard RBF network and the networks called standard Fuzzy C-means Clustering (FCM)-RBF network (FCM/RBF) in forecasting. The experimental models has been tested on three real world application problems, particularly in Air pollutant problem, Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD) problem, and Phytoplankton problem.
|Keywords:||Fuzzy c-means clustering; SFCM; Radial basis function network; point symmetry distance; forecasting|
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