Evaluation of several algorithms in forecasting flood

C. L. Wu, Kwok Wing Chau

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Abstract

Precise flood forecasting is desirable so as to have more lead time for taking appropriate prevention measures as well as evacuation actions. Although conceptual prediction models have apparent advantages in assisting physical understandings of the hydrological process, the spatial and temporal variability of characteristics of watershed and the number of variables involved in the modeling of the physical processes render them difficult to be manipulated other than by specialists. In this study, two hybrid models, namely, based on genetic algorithm-based artificial neural network and adaptive-network-based fuzzy inference system algorithms, are employed for flood forecasting in a channel reach of the Yangtze River. The new contributions made by this paper are the application of these two algorithms on flood forecasting problems in real prototype cases and the comparison of their performances with a benchmarking linear regression model in this field. It is found that these hybrid algorithms with a "black-box" approach are worthy tools since they not only explore a new solution approach but also demonstrate good accuracy performance.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Applied Artificial Intelligence - 19th International Conference on Industrial, Engineering and Other Applications of Applied Intelligent Systems, IEA/AIE 2006, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages111-116
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)3540354530, 9783540354536
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2006
Event19th International Conference on Industrial, Engineering and Other Applications of Applied Intelligent Systems, IEA/AIE 2006 - Annecy, France
Duration: 27 Jun 200630 Jun 2006

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume4031 LNAI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference19th International Conference on Industrial, Engineering and Other Applications of Applied Intelligent Systems, IEA/AIE 2006
CountryFrance
CityAnnecy
Period27/06/0630/06/06

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Theoretical Computer Science

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