Accurate and timely short-term traffic flow forecasting plays a key role in intelligent transportation systems, especially for prospective traffic control. For the past decade, a series of methods have been developed for short-term traffic flow forecasting. However, due to the intrinsic stochastic and evolutionary trend, accurate forecasting remains challenging. In this paper, we propose a noise-immune long short-term memory (NiLSTM) network for short-term traffic flow forecasting, which embeds a noise-immune loss function deduced by maximum correntropy into the long short-term memory (LSTM) network. Different from the conventional LSTM network equipped with the mean square error loss, the maximum correntropy induced loss is a local similar metric, which is immunized to non-Gaussian noises. Extensive experiments on four benchmark datasets demonstrate the superior performance of our NiLSTM network by comparing it with the frequently used models and state-of-the-art models.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
- Mathematical Physics
- Physics and Astronomy(all)
- Applied Mathematics