Generalized fuzzy inference neural network using a self-organizing feature map

Hiroshi Kitajima, Masafumi Hagiwara

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A new model for generalized fuzzy inference neural networks (GFINN) is proposed in this paper. The networks consist of three layers: an input-output layer, an if layer, and a then layer. In each layer, there are the operational nodes. A GFINN can perform three representative fuzzy inference methods by changing the connectivity and the operational nodes. There are three learning processes in a GFINN: a self-organizing process, a rule-integration process, and a LMS learning process. In the rule-integration process, a GFINN employs two feature maps in order to integrate appropriate rules effectively. Computer simulations were carried out to show the superiority of a GFINN over back-propagation networks.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)40-49
Number of pages10
JournalElectrical Engineering in Japan (English translation of Denki Gakkai Ronbunshi)
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1998


  • Fuzzy inference
  • Neural network
  • Operation node
  • Partition of input and output spaces
  • Self-organization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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