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Additive Fuzzy Systems as Generalized Probability Mixture Models

  • Bart Kosko
Chapter
Part of the Studies in Fuzziness and Soft Computing book series (STUDFUZZ, volume 326)

Abstract

Additive fuzzy systems generalize the popular mixture-density models of machine learning. Additive fuzzy systems map inputs to outputs by summing fired then-parts sets and then taking the centroid of the sum. This additive structure produces a simple convex structure: Outputs are convex combinations of the centroids of the fired then-part sets. Additive systems are uniform function approximators and admit simple learning laws that grow and tune rules from sample data. They also behave as conditional expectations with conditional variances and other higher moment that describe their uncertainty. But they suffer from exponential rule explosion in high dimensions. Extending finite-rule additive systems to fuzzy systems with continuum-many rules overcomes the problem of rule explosion if a higher-level mixture structure acts as a system of tunable meta-rules. Monte Carlo sampling can then compute fuzzy-system outputs.

Keywords

Additive fuzzy system Mixture density models Compounding Function approximation Fuzzy approximation theorem Learning laws Conditional expectations Convex sums E-M algorithm Monte carlo simulation Importance sampling Continuum-many fuzzy rules 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Electrical Engineering, Signal and Image Processing InstituteUniversity of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

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