Learning the membership function contexts for mining fuzzy association rules by using genetic algorithms

Jesús Alcalá-Fdez, Rafael Alcalá, María José Gacto, Francisco Herrera
2009 Fuzzy sets and systems (Print)  
Different studies have proposed methods for mining fuzzy association rules from quantitative data, where the membership functions were assumed to be known in advance. However, it is not an easy task to know a priori the most appropriate fuzzy sets that cover the domains of quantitative attributes for mining fuzzy association rules. This paper thus presents a new fuzzy data-mining algorithm for extracting both fuzzy association rules and membership functions by means of a genetic learning of the
more » ... membership functions and a basic method for mining fuzzy association rules. It is based on the 2-tuples linguistic representation model allowing us to adjust the context associated to the linguistic term membership functions. Experimental results show the effectiveness of the framework.
doi:10.1016/j.fss.2008.05.012 fatcat:3pm3h6vwu5bnhdhe7nju7wvgma