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Empirical Fuzzy Sets and Systems

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Publication date2019
Host publicationEmpirical Approach to Machine Learning
EditorsPlamen Angelov, Xiaowei Gu
PublisherSpringer-Verlag
Pages135-155
Number of pages21
Volume800
ISBN (Print)9783030023836
Original languageEnglish

Publication series

NameStudies in Computational Intelligence
PublisherSpringer
Volume800
ISSN (Print)1860-949X

Abstract

In this chapter, the concepts and general principles of the empirical fuzzy sets and the fuzzy rule-based (FRB) systems based on them, named empirical FRB systems are presented, and two approaches for identifying empirical FRB systems, namely, the subjective one, which is based on human expertise, and the objective one, which is based on the autonomous data partitioning algorithm, are also presented. The traditional fuzzy sets and systems suffer from the so-called “curse of dimensionality”, they heavily rely on ad hoc decision and lack objectiveness. In contrast, the empirical approach to identify the empirical fuzzy sets and FRB systems effectively combine the data- and human-derived models and minimize the involvement of human expertise. They have significant advantages over the traditional ones because of the very strong interpretability, high objectiveness, being data driven and free from prior assumptions. © 2019, Springer Nature Switzerland AG.