Citation: NEURAL NETWORKS Volume: 8 Issue: 4 Pages: 619-641
Abstract: A neural architecture, fuzzy ARTMAP, is considered here as an alternative to standard feedforward networks for noisy mapping tasks. It is one of a series of architectures based upon adaptive resonance theory or ART. Like other ART-based systems, fuzzy ARTMAP has advantages over feedforward networks and is especially suited to classification-type problems. Here it is used to approximate a noisy continuous mapping. Results show that properties that confer useful advantages for classification problems do not necessarily confer similar advantages for noisy mapping problems. One particular feature, match tracking, is found to cause overlearning of the data. A modified variant is proposed, without match tracking, that stores probability information in the map field This information is subsequently used to compute output estimates. The proposed fuzzy ARTMAP variant is found to outperform fuzzy ARTMAP in a mapping task.