Rule Simplification

  • Eyal Kolman
  • Michael Margaliot
Part of the Studies in Fuzziness and Soft Computing book series (STUDFUZZ, volume 234)


The interpretability of FRBs might be hampered by the existence of a large number of rules or complicated ones. Thus, any attempt to use the FARB–ANN equivalence for knowledge extraction from large-scale networks must include a systematic approach for rule reduction and simplification.

Simplification procedures usually lead to a more interpretable rule-base with the cost of a degradation in the FRB performance. This tradeoff between complexity and interpretability can be viewed as one manifestation of Zadeh’s principle of incompatibility (see Section 1.2).


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2009

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  • Eyal Kolman
    • Michael Margaliot

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