Enhanced knowledge-leverage-based TSK fuzzy system modeling for inductive transfer learning

Zhaohong Deng, Yizhang Jiang, Hisao Ishibuchi, Kup Sze Choi, Shitong Wang

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The knowledge-leverage-based Takagi–Sugeno–Kang fuzzy system (KL-TSK-FS) modeling method has shown promising performance for fuzzy modeling tasks where transfer learning is required. However, the knowledge-leverage mechanism of the KL-TSK-FS can be further improved. This is because available training data in the target domain are not utilized for the learning of antecedents and the knowledge transfer mechanism from a source domain to the target domain is still too simple for the learning of consequents when a Takagi–Sugeno–Kang fuzzy system (TSK-FS) model is trained in the target domain. The proposed method, that is, the enhanced KL-TSK-FS (EKL-TSK-FS), has two knowledge-leverage strategies for enhancing the parameter learning of the TSK-FS model for the target domain using available information from the source domain. One strategy is used for the learning of antecedent parameters, while the other is for consequent parameters. It is demonstrated that the proposed EKL-TSK-FS has higher transfer learning abilities than the KL-TSK-FS. In addition, the EKL-TSK-FS has been further extended for the scene of the multisource domain.

Original languageEnglish
Article number11
JournalACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2016


  • Enhanced KL-TSK-FS
  • Fuzzy systems
  • Knowledge leverage
  • Missing data
  • Fuzzy modeling
  • Transfer learning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Theoretical Computer Science

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