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Fuzzy Machine Learning Algorithms

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fylearn - fuzzy machine learning

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fylearn is a fuzzy machine learning library, built on top of SciKit-Learn.

SciKit-Learn contains many common machine learning algorithms, and is a good place to start if you want to play or program anything related to machine learning in Python. fylearn is not intended to be a replacement for SciKit-Learn (in fact fylearn depends on SciKit-Learn), but to provide an extra set of machine learning algorithms from the fuzzy logic community.

Machine learning algorithms

Fuzzy pattern classifiers

Fuzzy pattern classifiers are classifiers that describe data using fuzzy sets and fuzzy aggregation functions.

Several fuzzy pattern classifiers are implemented in the library:

  • fylearn.frr.FuzzyReductionRuleClassifier -- based on learning membership functions from min/max.
  • fylearn.fpcga.FuzzyPatternClassifierGA -- optimizes membership functions globally.
  • fylearn.fpcga.FuzzyPatternClassifierLocalGA -- optimizes membership functions locally.
  • fylearn.fpt.FuzzyPatternTreeClassifier -- builds fuzzy pattern trees using bottom-up method.
  • fylearn.fpt.FuzzyPatternTreeTopDownClassifier -- builds fuzzy pattern trees using top-down method.
  • fylearn.nfpc.FuzzyPatternClassifier -- base class for fuzzy pattern classifiers (see parameters).

Genetic Algorithm rule based classifiers

A type of classifier that uses GA to optimize rules

  • fylearn.garules.MultimodalEvolutionaryClassifer -- learns rules using genetic algorithm.


You can add fylearn to your project by using pip:

pip install fylearn


You can use the classifiers as any other SciKit-Learn classifier:

from fylearn.nfpc import FuzzyPatternClassifier
from fylearn.garules import MultimodalEvolutionaryClassifier
from fylearn.fpt import FuzzyPatternTreeTopDownClassifier

C = (FuzzyPatternClassifier(),

for c in C:
    print, y).predict([1, 2, 3, 4])

Heuristic search methods

Several heuristic search methods are implemented. These are used in the learning algorithms for parameter assignment, but, are also usable directly.

  • fylearn.local_search.PatternSearchOptimizer
  • fylearn.local_search.LocalUnimodalSamplingOptimizer
  • Search parameters using modification and a scaling
  • Search parameters in unit interval universe.
  • Search parameters from discrete universe.
  • fylearn.tlbo.TeachingLearningBasedOptimizer: Search using teaching-learning based optimization.
  • fylearn.jaya.JayaOptimizer: Search based on moving towards best solution while avoiding worst.

Example use:

import numpy as np
from import UnitIntervalGeneticAlgorithm, helper_fitness, helper_n_generations
from fylearn.local_search import LocalUnimodalSamplingOptimizer, helper_num_runs
from fylearn.tlbo import TeachingLearningBasedOptimizer
from fylearn.jaya import JayaOptimizer

def fitness(x):  # defined for a single chromosome, so we need helper_fitness for GA
    return np.sum(x**2)

ga = UnitIntervalGeneticAlgorithm(fitness_function=helper_fitness(fitness), n_chromosomes=100, n_genes=10)
ga = helper_n_generations(ga, 100)
best_chromosomes, best_fitness =
print "GA solution", best_chromosomes[0], "fitness", best_fitness[0]

lower_bounds, upper_bounds = np.ones(10) * -10., np.ones(10) * 10.
lus = LocalUnimodalSamplingOptimizer(fitness, lower_bounds, upper_bounds)
best_solution, best_fitness = helper_num_runs(lus, 100)
print "LUS solution", best_solution, "fitness", best_fitness

tlbo = TeachingLearningBasedOptimizer(fitness, lower_bounds, upper_bounds)
tlbo = helper_n_generations(tlbo, 100)
best_solution, best_fitness =
print "TLBO solution", best_solution, "fitness", best_fitness

jaya = JayaOptimizer(fitness, lower_bounds, upper_bounds)
jaya = helper_n_generations(jaya, 100)
best_solution, best_fitness =
print "Jaya solution", best_solution, "fitness", best_fitness

A tiny fuzzy logic library

Tiny, but hopefully useful. The focus of the library is on providing membership functions and aggregations that work with NumPy, for using in the implemented learning algorithms.

Membership functions

  • fylearn.fuzzylogic.TriangularSet
  • fylearn.fuzzylogic.TrapezoidalSet
  • fylearn.fuzzylogic.PiSet

Example use:

import numpy as np
from fylearn.fuzzylogic import TriangularSet
t = TriangularSet(1.0, 4.0, 5.0)
print t(3)   # use with singletons
print t(np.array([[1, 2, 3], [4, 5, 6]]))  # use with arrays

Aggregation functions

Here focus has been on providing aggregation functions that support aggregation along a specified axis for 2-dimensional matrices.

Example use:

import numpy as np
from fylearn.fuzzylogic import meowa, OWA
a = OWA([1.0, 0.0, 0.0])  # pure AND in OWA
X = np.random.rand(5, 3)
print a(X)  # AND row-wise
a = meowa(5, 0.2)  # OR, andness = 0.2
print a(X.T)  # works column-wise, so apply to transposed X

To Do

We are working on adding the following algorithms:

  • ANFIS.
  • FRBCS.


fylearn is supposed to mean "FuzzY learning", but in Danish the word "fy" means loosely translated "for shame". It has been created by the Department of Computer Science at Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati, INDIA by a PhD student as part of his research.


  • fylearn.local_search Python code by M. E. H. Pedersen (M. E. H. Pedersen, Tuning and Simplifying Heuristical Optimization, PhD Thesis, University of Southampton, U.K., 2010)

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