Neuro-fuzzy architectures based on complex fuzzy logic

  • Author / Creator
    Sara, Aghakhani
  • Complex fuzzy logic is a new type of multi-valued logic, in which truth values are drawn from the unit disc of the complex plane; it is thus a generalization of the familiar infinite-valued fuzzy logic. At the present time, all published research on complex fuzzy logic is theoretical in nature, with no practical applications demonstrated. The utility of complex fuzzy logic is thus still very debatable. In this thesis, the performance of ANCFIS is evaluated. ANCFIS is the first machine learning architecture to fully implement the ideas of complex fuzzy logic, and was designed to solve the important machine-learning problem of time-series forecasting. We then explore extensions to the ANCFIS architecture. The basic ANCFIS system uses batch (offline) learning, and was restricted to univariate time series prediction. We have developed both an online version of the univariate ANCFIS system, and a multivariate extension to the batch ANCFIS system.

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    Master of Science
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    University of Alberta
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    • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Supervisor / co-supervisor and their department(s)
    • Dick, Scott (Electrical and Computer Engineering)
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Lu, Paul (Computing Science)
    • Musilek, Petr (Electrical and Computer Engineering)