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A new fuzzy inference system named adaptive-tree-structure-based fuzzy inference system (ATSFIS) is proposed, which is abbreviated as fuzzy tree (FT). The fuzzy partition of input data set and the membership function of every subset are obtained by means of the fuzzy binary tree structure based algorithm. Two structures of FT, FT-I, and FT-II, are presented. The characteristics of FT are: 1) The parameters of antecedent and consequent for a Takagi-Sugeno fuzzy model are learned simultaneously; and 2) The fuzzy partition of input data set is adaptive to the pattern of data distribution to optimize the number of the subsets automatically. The main advantage of FT is more suitable to solve the problems, for which the number of input dimension is large, since by using the fuzzy binary tree, every farther set will be partitioned into only two subsets no matter how large the input dimension is. Therefore, in some sense the "rule explosion" will be avoided possibly. In comparison with some existing fuzzy inference systems, it is shown that the FT is also of less computation and high accuracy. The advantages of FT are illustrated by simulation results.
Date of Publication: Feb. 2005