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Mathematical Problems in Engineering
Volume 2012, Article ID 483535, 21 pages
Research Article

An Adaptive Fuzzy Min-Max Neural Network Classifier Based on Principle Component Analysis and Adaptive Genetic Algorithm

School of Information Science and Engineering, Northeastern University, Shenyang 110004, China

Received 31 August 2012; Accepted 25 October 2012

Academic Editor: Bin Jiang

Copyright © 2012 Jinhai Liu et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


A novel adaptive fuzzy min-max neural network classifier called AFMN is proposed in this paper. Combined with principle component analysis and adaptive genetic algorithm, this integrated system can serve as a supervised and real-time classification technique. Considering the loophole in the expansion-contraction process of FMNN and GFMN and the overcomplex network architecture of FMCN, AFMN maintains the simple architecture of FMNN for fast learning and testing while rewriting the membership function, the expansion and contraction rules for hyperbox generation to solve the confusion problems in the hyperbox overlap region. Meanwhile, principle component analysis is adopted to finish dataset dimensionality reduction for increasing learning efficiency. After training, the confidence coefficient of each hyperbox is calculated based on the distribution of samples. During classifying procedure, utilizing adaptive genetic algorithm to complete parameter optimization for AFMN can also fasten the entire procedure than traversal method. For conditions where training samples are insufficient, data core weight updating is indispensible to enhance the robustness of classifier and the modified membership function can adjust itself according to the input varieties. The paper demonstrates the performance of AFMN through substantial examples in terms of classification accuracy and operating speed by comparing it with FMNN, GFMN, and FMCN.