Tsinghua Science and Technology


Fuzzy Cognitive Map (FCM), Estimation of Distribution Algorithm (EDA), nonlinear relation, machine learning


Fuzzy Cognitive Map (FCM) is an inference network, which uses cyclic digraphs for knowledge representation and reasoning. Along with the extensive applications of FCMs, there are some limitations that emerge due to the deficiencies associated with FCM itself. In order to eliminate these deficiencies, we propose an unsupervised dynamic fuzzy cognitive map using behaviors and nonlinear relationships. In this model, we introduce dynamic weights and trend-effects to make the model more reasonable. Data credibility is also considered while establishing a machine learning model. Subsequently, we develop an optimized Estimation of Distribution Algorithm (EDA) for weight learning. Experimental results show the practicability of the dynamic FCM model. In comparison to the other existing algorithms, the proposed algorithm has better performance in terms of convergence and stability.


Tsinghua University Press