Performance of Fuzzy ART neural network for group technology cell formation
International Journal of Production Research
This study investigates the performance of Fuzzy ART neural network for grouping parts and machines, as part of the design of cellular manufacturing systems. Fuzzy ART is compared with ART1 neural network and a modification to ART1, along with direct clustering analysis (DCA) and rank order clustering (ROC2) algorithms. A series of replicated clustering experiments were performed, and the efficiency and consistency with which clusters were identified were examined, using large data sets of differing sizes and degrees of imperfection. The performance measures included the recovery ratio of bond energy and execution times, It is shown that Fuzzy ART neural network results in better and more consistent identification of block diagonal structures than ART1, a recent modification to ART1, as well as DCA and ROC2. The execution times were found to be more than those of ART1 and modified ART1, but they were still superior to traditional algorithms for large data sets. © 1994 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.
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Suresh, N. C. and Kaparthi, S., "Performance of Fuzzy ART neural network for group technology cell formation" (1994). Faculty Publications. 4367.