Fuzzy Self-Organizing Incremental Neural Network for Fuzzy Clustering

  • Tianyue Zhang
  • Baile Xu
  • Furao Shen
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10634)


In this paper, a neural network named fuzzy self-organizing incremental neural network (fuzzy SOINN) is presented for fuzzy clustering with following four characteristics: fuzzy, incremental learning, topological representation and resistance to noise. No predefined structures of clusters is required due to the self-adjusting nodes and edges which fit the learning data incrementally. A removal of nodes and edges promises the robustness of the network to the noisy data. Experiments on artificial and real-world data prove the validity of the clustering method.


Fuzzy clustering Incremental or online learning Topological representation Self-organizing incremental neural network (SOINN) 



This work is supported in part by the National Science Foundation of China under Grant Nos. (61373130, 61375064, 61373001), and Jiangsu NSF grant (BK20141319).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National Key Laboratory for Novel Software Technology, Department of Computer Science and Technology, Collaborative Innovation Center of Novel Software Technology and IndustrializationNanjing UniversityNanjingChina

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