Encyclopedia of Machine Learning and Data Mining

2017 Edition
| Editors: Claude Sammut, Geoffrey I. Webb

Evolutionary Fuzzy Systems

  • Carlos Kavka
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4899-7687-1_281


An evolutionary fuzzy system is a hybrid automatic learning approximation that integrates  fuzzy systems with  evolutionary algorithms, with the objective of combining the optimization and learning abilities of evolutionary algorithms together with the capabilities of fuzzy systems to deal with approximate knowledge. Evolutionary fuzzy systems allow the optimization of the knowledge provided by the expert in terms of linguistic variables and fuzzy rules, the generation of some of the components of fuzzy systems based on the partial information provided by the expert, and in some cases even the generation of fuzzy systems without expert information. Since many evolutionary fuzzy systems are based on the use of genetic algorithms, they are also known as genetic fuzzy systems. However, many models presented in the scientific literature also use genetic programming, evolutionary programming, or evolution strategies, making the term evolutionary fuzzy systemsmore adequate....

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carlos Kavka
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  1. 1.University of TriesteTriesteItaly