GFS.FR.MOGUL: GFS.FR.MOGUL model building

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This is the internal function that implements genetic fuzzy systems for fuzzy rule learning based on the MOGUL methodology (GFS.FR.MOGUL). It is used to solve regression tasks. Users do not need to call it directly, but just use frbs.learn and predict.


GFS.FR.MOGUL(data.train, persen_cross = 0.6, persen_mutant = 0.3,
  max.iter = 10, max.gen = 10, max.tune = 10,,
  epsilon = 0.4)



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 real number between 0 and 1 determining the probability of crossover.


a real number between 0 and 1 determining the probability of mutation.


the maximal number of iterations.


the maximal number of generations of the genetic algorithm.


the maximal number of tuning iterations.

a matrix containing the ranges of the original data.


a real number between 0 and 1 determining the boundary of covering factor.


This method was proposed by Herrera et al. GFS.FR.MOGUL implements a genetic algorithm determining the structure of the fuzzy IF-THEN rules and the membership function parameters. There are two general types of fuzzy IF-THEN rules, namely the descriptive and the approximative/free semantic approaches. A descriptive approach means that the linguistic labels represent a real-world semantic; the linguistic labels are uniformly defined for all rules. In contrast, in the approximative approach there isn't any associated linguistic label. This method is based on the latter one. We model a fuzzy IF-THEN rule on a chromosome which consists of the parameter values of the membership function. So, every rule has its own membership function values. A population contains many such generated chromosomes, based on the iterative rule learning approach (IRL). IRL means that the chromosomes will be generated one by one, taking into account the fitness value and covering factor, until there are sufficient chromosomes in the population. After having obtained the population, the genetic algorithm is started, using the genetic operators selection, mutation, and crossover.


F. Herrera, M. Lozano, and J.L. Verdegay, "A learning process for fuzzy control rules using genetic algorithms", Fuzzy Sets and Systems, vol. 100, pp. 143 - 158 (1998).

O. Cordon, M.J. del Jesus, F. Herrera, and M. Lozano, "MOGUL: A methodology to obtain genetic fuzzy rule-based systems under the iterative rule learning approach", International Journal of Intelligent Systems, vol. 14, pp. 1123 - 1153 (1999).

See Also

GFS.FR.MOGUL.test, frbs.learn, and predict

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