An approach to represent time series forecasting via fuzzy numbers

Sahin, Atakan and Kumbasar, Tufan and Yesil, Engin and Dodurka, M. Furkan and Karasakal, Onur; (2015) An approach to represent time series forecasting via fuzzy numbers. In: Proceedings: Second International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Modelling, and Simulation, AIMS 2014. IEEE, ESP, pp. 51-56. ISBN 9781479975990

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    Abstract

    This paper introduces a new approach for estimating the uncertainty in the forecast through the construction of Triangular Fuzzy Numbers (TFNs). The interval of the proposed TFN presentation is generated from a Fuzzy logic based Lower and Upper Bound Estimator (FLUBE). Here, instead of the representing the forecast with a crisp value with a Prediction Interval (PI), the level of uncertainty associated with the point forecasts will be quantified by defining TFNs (linguistic terms) within the uncertainty interval provided by the FLUBE. This will give the opportunity to handle the forecast as linguistic terms which will increase the interpretability. Moreover, the proposed approach will provide valuable information about the accuracy of the forecast by providing a relative membership degree. The demonstrated results indicate that the proposed FLUBE based TFN representation is an efficient and useful approach to represent the uncertainty and the quality of the forecast.