The fuzzy min-max neural network constitutes a neural architecture that is based on hyperbox fuzzy sets and can be incrementally trained by appropriately adjusting the number of hyperboxes and their corresponding volumes. Two versions have been proposed: for supervised and unsupervised learning. In this paper a modified approach is presented that is appropriate for reinforcement learning problems with discrete action space and is applied to the difficult task of autonomous vehicle navigation when no a priori knowledge of the enivronment is available. Experimental results indicate that the proposed reinforcement learning network exhibits superior learning behavior compared to conventional reinforcement schemes.
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: The fuzzy min-max neural network constitutes a neural architecture that is based on hyperbox fuzzy sets and can be incrementally trained by appropriately adjusting the number of hyperboxes and their corresponding volumes. An extension to this network has been proposed recently, that is based on the notion of random hyperboxes and is suitable for reinforcement learning problems with discrete action space. In this work, we elaborate further on the random hyperbox idea and propose the stochastic fuzzy min-max neural network, where each hyperbox is associated with a stochastic learning automaton. Experimental results using the pole balancing problem indicate that the employment of this model as an action selection network in reinforcement learning schemes leads to superior learning performance compared with the traditional approach where the multilayer perceptron is employed. Keywords: Fuzzy min-max neural network, reinforcement learning, stochastic automaton, pole balancing pro...
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: An enhanced fuzzy min-max (EFMM) network is proposed for pattern classification in this paper. The aim is to overcome a number of limitations of the original fuzzy min-max (FMM) network and improve its classification performance. The key contributions are three heuristic rules to enhance the learning algorithm of FMM. First, a new hyperbox expansion rule to eliminate the overlapping problem during the hyperbox expansion process is suggested. Second, the existing hyperbox overlap test rule is extended to discover other possible overlapping cases. Third, a new hyperbox contraction rule to resolve possible overlapping cases is provided. Efficacy of EFMM is evaluated using benchmark data sets and a real medical diagnosis task. The results are better than those from various FMM-based models, support vector machine-based, Bayesian-based, decision tree-based, fuzzy-based, and neural-based classifiers. The empirical findings show that the newly introduced rules are able to realize EFMM as a useful model for undertaking pattern classification problems.
IEEE transactions on neural networks and learning systems 03/2015; 26(3):417-29. DOI:10.1109/TNNLS.2014.2315214 · 4.29 Impact Factor
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