Applied Intelligence

, Volume 12, Issue 3, pp 207–215 | Cite as

Fuzzy Neural Network Models for Classification

  • Arun D. Kulkarni
  • Charles D. Cavanaugh


In this paper, we combine neural networks with fuzzy logic techniques. We propose a fuzzy-neural network model for pattern recognition. The model consists of three layers. The first layer is an input layer. The second layer maps input features to the corresponding fuzzy membership values, and the third layer implements the inference engine. The learning process consists of two phases. During the first phase weights between the last two layers are updated using the gradient descent procedure, and during the second phase membership functions are updated or tuned. As an illustration the model is used to classify samples from a multispectral satellite image, a data set representing fruits, and Iris data set.

fuzzy logic neural networks decision systems classification 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Arun D. Kulkarni
    • 1
  • Charles D. Cavanaugh
    • 1
  1. 1.Computer Science DepartmentThe University of Texas at TylerTylerUSA

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