frbs (version 3.2-0)

FS.HGD: FS.HGD model building


This is the internal function that implements the simplified TSK fuzzy rule generation method using heuristics and gradient descent method (FS.HGD). It is used to solve regression tasks. Users do not need to call it directly, but just use frbs.learn and predict.


FS.HGD(data.train, num.labels, max.iter = 100, step.size = 0.01,
  alpha.heuristic = 1, type.tnorm = "MIN", type.snorm = "MAX",
  type.implication.func = "ZADEH")



a matrix (\(m \times n\)) of normalized data for the training process, where \(m\) is the number of instances and \(n\) is the number of variables; the last column is the output variable. Note the data must be normalized between 0 and 1.


a matrix (\(1 \times n\)), whose elements represent the number of labels (fuzzy terms); \(n\) is the number of variables.


maximal number of iterations.


step size of the descent method.


a positive real number which is the heuristic parameter.


the type of t-norm. For more detail, please have a look at inference.


the type of s-norm. For more detail, please have a look at inference.


a value representing type of implication function. For more detail, please have a look at WM.


This method was proposed by K. Nozaki, H. Ishibuchi, and H. Tanaka. It uses fuzzy IF-THEN rules with nonfuzzy singletons (i.e. real numbers) in the consequent parts. The techniques of space partition are implemented to generate the antecedent part, while the initial consequent part of each rule is determined by the weighted mean value of the given training data. Then, the gradient descent method updates the value of the consequent part. Futhermore, the heuristic value given by the user affects the value of weight of each data.


H. Ishibuchi, K. Nozaki, H. Tanaka, Y. Hosaka, and M. Matsuda, "Empirical study on learning in fuzzy systems by rice taste analysis", Fuzzy Set and Systems, vol. 64, no. 2, pp. 129 - 144 (1994).

See Also

frbs.learn, predict, and HGD.update