Particle Swarm Optimization approach for fuzzy cognitive maps applied to autism classification
The task of classification using intelligent methods and learning algorithms is a difficult task leading the research community on finding new classifications techniques to solve it. In this work, a new approach based on particle swarm optimization (PSO) clustering is proposed to perform the fuzzy cognitive map learning for classification performance. Fuzzy cognitive map (FCM) is a simple, but also powerful computational intelligent technique which is used for the adoption of the human knowledge and/or historical data, into a simple mathematical model for system modeling and analysis. The aim of this study is to investigate a new classification algorithm for the autism disorder problem by integrating the Particle Swarm Optimization method (PSO) in FCM learning, thus producing a higher performance classification tool regarding the accuracy of the classification, and overcoming the limitations of FCMs in the pattern analysis area. © IFIP International Federation for Information Processing 2013.