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JACIII Vol.5 No.4 pp. 193-200
doi: 10.20965/jaciii.2001.p0193
(2001)

Paper:

Rule Extraction from Fuzzy Neural Networks FuNN: A Method and a Real-World Application

Nikola Kasabov*, Jaesoo Kim*, Robert Kozma* and Tico Cohen**

*Department of Information Science, University of Otago, P.O.Box 56, Dunedin, New Zealand

**Waste Solutions Ltd, P.O.Box 997, Dunedin, New Zealand

Received:
May 7, 1999
Accepted:
June 10, 1999
Published:
July 20, 2001
Keywords:
fuzzy neural networks, rule extraction, knowledge discovery, wastewater treatment
Abstract

The paper presents a method for rule extraction from fuzzy neural networks FuNN. The method is applied to a real problem – adaptive control of a wastewater treatment reactor The method extracts from a trained FuNN fuzzy rules that have coefficients of importance and certainty factors attached to their condition and conclusion parts respectively. The rules can have different levels of abstraction depending on the chosen values of several parameters. General rules can be used for explanation and understanding purposes, while precise and specific rules can be used for inference over new data.

Cite this article as:
Nikola Kasabov, Jaesoo Kim, Robert Kozma, and Tico Cohen, “Rule Extraction from Fuzzy Neural Networks FuNN: A Method and a Real-World Application,” J. Adv. Comput. Intell. Intell. Inform., Vol.5, No.4, pp. 193-200, 2001.
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