Study on adaptive least trimmed squares fuzzy neural network

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International Journal of Fuzzy Systems, 2013, 15 (3), pp. 338 - 346
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In the largest samplings of data, outliers are observations that are well separated from the major samples. To deal with outlier problems, a least trimmed squares (LTS) estimator is developed for robust linear regression problems. It is meaningful to generalize the LTS estimator to fuzzy neural network (FNN) for robust nonlinear regression problems. In addition, the determination of the trimming constant is important when using the LTS estimator. In this paper, we propose the use of an adaptive least trimmed squares fuzzy neural network (ALTS-FNN), which applies a scale estimate to a LTS-FNN. This paper particularly emphasizes the robustness of the proposed network against outliers and an automatic determination of the trimming percentage. Simulation problems are provided to compare the performance of the proposed ALTS-FNN, with an LTS-FNN and typical FNN. Simulation results show that the proposed ALTS-FNN is highly robust against outliers. © 2013 TFSA.
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