Parameter Prediction Based on Type-2 Fuzzy Clustering


INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF UNCERTAINTY FUZZINESS AND KNOWLEDGE-BASED SYSTEMS, vol.26, no.6, pp.877-892, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


In regression analysis, the data have different distributions which requires to go beyond the classical analysis during the prediction process. In such cases, the analysis method based on fuzzy logic is preferred as alternative methods. There are couple important steps in the regression analysis based on fuzzy logic. One of them is identification of the clusters that generate the data set, the other is the degree of memberships that are determined the grades of the contributions of the data contained in these clusters. In this study, parameter prediction based on type-2 fuzzy clustering is discussed. Firstly, type-1 fuzzy clustering problem was solved by the fuzzy c-means (FCM) method when the fuzzifier index is equal to two. Then the fuzzifier index m is defined as interval number. The membership degrees to the sets are determined by type-2 fuzzy clustering method. Membership degree obtained as a result of clustering based on type-1 and type-2 fuzzy logic are used as weight and parameter prediction using these membership degrees that determined by the proposed algorithm. Finally, the prediction result of the type-1 and type-2 fuzzy clustering parameter is compared with the error criterion based on the difference between observed values and the predicted values.