CONSTRUCTION OF DECISION RULES USING THE ARTMAP NEURAL NETWORK
I.L. Kashirina, K.A. Fedutinov
This article discusses the ARTMAP neural network architecture, compatible with a symbolic representation based on IF-THEN rules. In particular, the knowledge gained during the training of the ARTMAP network can be transformed into a compact set of decision rules for classifying the source data, which can be analyzed by domain experts, by analogy with interpreted machine learning methods, such as decision trees or linear regression. Similarly, knowledge in the a priori area presented in the form of IF-THEN rules can be transformed into the ARTMAP neural network architecture. The presence of a preliminary set of rules used in the initialization of the network increases the accuracy of classification and the effectiveness of training. The original set of rules can be supplemented using the learning algorithm ARTMAP. Each rule formed in the process of learning a network has a confidence factor that can be interpreted as its importance or usefulness. The architecture, training algorithms and functioning of the ARTMAP network for the extraction of rules are described in terms of the previously proposed generalized model of networks of the ART family proposed by the authors.
Keywords: neural network, machine learning, adaptive resonance theory, ARTMAP, rule extraction.