An Approach of Artificial Neural Networks Modeling Based on Fuzzy Regression for Forecasting Purposes


Industrial Engineering, Group of Industrial Engineering, Ayatollah Haeri University of Meybod, Meybod, Iran


In this paper, a new approach of modeling for Artificial Neural Networks (ANNs) models based on the concepts of fuzzy regression is proposed. For this purpose, we reformulated ANN model as a fuzzy nonlinear regression model while it has advantages of both fuzzy regression and ANN models. Hence, it can be applied to uncertain, ambiguous, or complex environments due to its flexibility for forecasting purposes.