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A Self-Organising Fuzzy Neural Network with Locally Recurrent Self-Adaptive Synapses

Coyle, DH, Prasad, G and McGinnity, TM (2011) A Self-Organising Fuzzy Neural Network with Locally Recurrent Self-Adaptive Synapses. In: IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence (SSCI 2011), Paris, France. IEEE. 8 pp. [Conference contribution]

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This paper describes a modification to the learning algorithm and architecture of the self-organizing fuzzy neural network (SOFNN) to improve learning ability. Previously the SOFNN’s computational efficiency was improved using a new method of checking the network structure after it has been modified. Instead of testing the entire structure every time it has been modified, a record is kept of each neuron’s firing strength for all data previously clustered by the network. This record is updated as training progresses and is used to reduce the computational load of checking network structure changes, to ensure performance degradation does not occur, resulting insignificantly reduced training times. To exploit the temporal information contained in the record of saved firing strengths, anew architecture of the SOFNN is proposed in this paper where current feedback connections are added to neurons in layer three of the structure. Recurrent connections allow the network to learn the temporal information from the data and, in contrast to pure feed forward architectures, which exhibit static input output behavior in advance, recurrent models are able to store information from the past (e.g., past measurements of the time series)and are therefore better suited to analyzing dynamic systems. Each recurrent feedback connection includes a weight which must be learned. In this work a learning approach is proposed where the recurrent feedback weight is updated online(not iteratively) and proportional to the aggregate firing activity of each fuzzy neuron. It is shown that this modification, which conforms to the requirements for autonomy and has no additional hyper-parameters, can significantly improve the performance of the SOFNN’s prediction capacity under certain constraints

Item Type:Conference contribution (Paper)
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Computing & Engineering
Faculty of Computing & Engineering > School of Computing and Intelligent Systems
Research Institutes and Groups:Computer Science Research Institute > Intelligent Systems Research Centre
Computer Science Research Institute
ID Code:18542
Deposited By: Professor Girijesh Prasad
Deposited On:19 May 2011 11:45
Last Modified:09 Dec 2015 10:57

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