FS-FOIL: An inductive learning method for extracting interpretable fuzzy descriptions
Erich Peter Klement
|Titel||FS-FOIL: An inductive learning method for extracting interpretable fuzzy descriptions|
|Journal||International Journal of Approximate Reasoning|
This paper is concerned with FS-FOIL - an extension of Quinlan's First-Order Inductive Learning Method (FOIL). In contrast to the classical FOIL algorithm, FS-FOIL uses fuzzy predicates and, thereby, allows to deal not only with categorical variables, but also with numerical ones, without the need to draw sharp boundaries. This method is described in full detail along with discussions how it can be applied in different traditional application scenarios - classification, fuzzy modeling, and clustering. We provide examples of all three types of applications in order to illustrate the efficiency, robustness, and wide applicability of the FS-FOIL method.