Application of connectionist models to fuzzy inference systems

  • C. Touzet
  • N. Giambiasi
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 590)


In this paper, we will try to shed light on the usefulness of neural networks by describing an application which combines connectionism and ruled-based systems. In the present fuzzy ruled production systems, propagation of uncertainty coefficients is carried out by means of computational formulae stemming from mathematical models of fuzzy reasoning. But the use of a formula provided by a general abstact model, and not intimately related to the application, can lead us to a fuzzy procedure not reflecting the fuzzy reasoning of the human expert. The connectionist approach proposed here solves this problem of fuzzy inference. An uncertainty propagation rule specific to the application domain is determined by learning from examples of fuzzy inferences.

Key words

Expert system Production rule Fuzzy inference Connectionism Backpropagation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Touzet
    • 1
  • N. Giambiasi
    • 1
  1. 1.LERI(Laboratoire d'Etude et Recherche en Informatique)NÎmesFRANCE

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