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A Review of Fuzzy Cognitive Maps Research During the Last Decade

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2 Author(s)
Papageorgiou, E.I. ; Dept. of Inf. & Comput. Technol., Technol. Educ. Inst. of Lamia, Lamia, Greece ; Salmeron, J.L.

This survey makes a review of the most recent applications and trends on fuzzy cognitive maps (FCMs) over the past decade. FCMs are inference networks, using cyclic digraphs, for knowledge representation and reasoning. Over the past decade, FCMs have gained considerable research interest and are widely used to analyze causal complex systems, which have originated from the combination of fuzzy logic and neural networks. FCMs have been applied in diverse application domains, such as computer science, engineering, environmental sciences, behavioral sciences, medicine, business, information systems, and information technology. Their dynamic characteristics and learning capabilities make them essential for a number of tasks such as modeling, analysis, decision making, forecast, etc. Overall, this paper summarizes the current state of knowledge of the topic of FCMs. It creates an understanding of the topic for the reader by discussing the findings presented in recent research papers. A survey on FCM studies concentrated on FCM applications on diverse scientific areas, where the FCMs emerged with a high degree of applicability, has also been done during the past ten years.

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Fuzzy Systems, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:21 ,  Issue: 1 )