Research for RBF Neural Networks Modeling Accuracy of Determining the Basis Function Center Based on Clustering Methods
The radial basis function (RBF) neural network is superior to other neural network on the aspects of approximation ability, classification ability, learning speed and global optimization etc., it has been widely applied as feedforward networks, its performance critically rely on the choice of RBF centers of network hidden layer node. K-means clustering, as a commonly method used on determining RBF center, has low neural network generalization ability, due to its clustering results are not sensitive to initial conditions and ignoring the influence of dependent variable. In view of this problem, fuzzy clustering and grey relational clustering methods are proposed to substitute K-means clustering, RBF center is determined by the results of fuzzy clustering or grey relational clustering, and some researches of RBF neural networks modeling accuracy are done. Practical modeling cases demonstrate that the modeling accuracy of fuzzy clustering RBF neural networks and grey relational clustering RBF neural networks are significantly better than K-means clustering RBF neural networks, applying of fuzzy clustering or grey relational clustering to determine the basis function center of RBF neural networks hidden layer node is feasible and effective.
J. M. Zhu et al., "Research for RBF Neural Networks Modeling Accuracy of Determining the Basis Function Center Based on Clustering Methods", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 317-319, pp. 1529-1536, 2011