Fuzzy time series forecasting with a novel hybrid approach combining fuzzy c-means and neural networks


EĞRİOĞLU E., ALADAĞ Ç. H. , YOLCU U.

EXPERT SYSTEMS WITH APPLICATIONS, cilt.40, ss.854-857, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 40 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.eswa.2012.05.040
  • Dergi Adı: EXPERT SYSTEMS WITH APPLICATIONS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.854-857

Özet

In recent years, time series forecasting studies in which fuzzy time series approach is utilized have got more attentions. Various soft computing techniques such as fuzzy clustering, artificial neural networks and genetic algorithms have been used in fuzzy time series method to improve the method. While fuzzy clustering and genetic algorithms are being used for fuzzification, artificial neural networks method is being preferred for using in defining fuzzy relationships. In this study, a hybrid fuzzy time series approach is proposed to reach more accurate forecasts. In the proposed hybrid approach, fuzzy c-means clustering method and artificial neural networks are employed for fuzzification and defining fuzzy relationships, respectively. The enrollment data of University of Alabama is forecasted by using both the proposed method and the other fuzzy time series approaches. As a result of comparison, it is seen that the most accurate forecasts are obtained when the proposed hybrid fuzzy time series approach is used. (C) 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.