An evolutionary hybrid method to predict pistachio price

Azim Heydari, Farshid Keynia, Nasser Shahsavari-Pour, Reza Sedaghat
2017 Complex & Intelligent Systems  
Pistachio produce is of great importance in the world and considered as a valuable agricultural produce. This product is important for the economy of the producing countries as well as other importer countries. In this regard, countries which are capable of getting control over this product's market would obtain considerable benefits; one way to do so is predicting market trend or the price of this product and the affecting factors. In this survey, initially, the affecting parameters on
more » ... rameters on pistachio price are identified. Then, using a novel combined intelligent method, the price of this product is predicted. In addition, using analysis of variance method, the results of the proposed method are compared to other intelligent combined methods, such as Feed Forward-Particle Swarm Optimization, Elman-Imperialist Competitive Algorithm, Feed Forward-Imperialist Competitive Algorithm, Elman-Genetic Algorithm, and Feed Forward-Genetic Algorithm. The results of the mentioned comparison indicate that the proposed method owns an excellent performance.
doi:10.1007/s40747-017-0038-8 fatcat:h2rcuvwoxzgr7nay32aa2fazuu