FCM Relationship Modeling for Engineering Systems

  • O. Motlagh
  • S. H. Tang
  • F. A. Jafar
  • W. Khaksar
Part of the Intelligent Systems Reference Library book series (ISRL, volume 54)


Semantic graphs like fuzzy cognitive map (FCM) are known as powerful methodologies commonly used in control applications, as well as in relationship modeling. Besides, FCM is used as a systematic way for analyzing real-world problems with numerous known, partially known and unknown factors. This chapter discusses FCM application in relationship modeling context using some agile inference mechanisms. A sigmoid-based activation function is discussed with application in modeling hexapod locomotion gait. The activation algorithm is then added with a Hebbian weight training technique to enable automatic construction of FCMs. A numerical example case is included to show the performance of the developed model. The model is examined with perceptron learning rule as well. Finally a real-life example case is tested to evaluate the final model in terms of relationship modeling.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • O. Motlagh
    • 1
  • S. H. Tang
    • 2
  • F. A. Jafar
    • 1
  • W. Khaksar
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Manufacturing EngineeringUniversiti Teknikal Malaysia MelakaMelakaMalaysia
  2. 2.Faculty of Engineering, Department of Mechanical and ManufacturingUniversity Putra MalaysiaSelangorMalaysia

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