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Top-down strategies based on adaptive fuzzy rule-based systems for daily time series forecasting

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  • Luna, Ivette
  • Ballini, Rosangela

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This paper presents a data-driven approach applied to the long term prediction of daily time series in the Neural Forecasting Competition. The proposal comprises the use of adaptive fuzzy rule-based systems in a top-down modeling framework. Therefore, daily samples are aggregated to build weekly time series, and consequently, model optimization is performed in a top-down framework, thus reducing the forecast horizon from 56 to 8 steps ahead. Two different disaggregation procedures are evaluated: the historical and daily top-down approaches. Data pre-processing and input selection are carried out prior to the model adjustment. The prediction results are validated using multiple time series, as well as rolling origin evaluations with model re-calibration, and the results are compared with those obtained using daily models, allowing us to analyze the effectiveness of the top-down approach for longer forecast horizons.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal International Journal of Forecasting.

Volume (Year): 27 (2011)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
Pages: 708-724

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Handle: RePEc:eee:intfor:v:27:y:2011:i:3:p:708-724

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Keywords: Simulation; Rule-based forecasting; Forecasting competitions; Disaggregation; Fuzzy inference system; Adaptive fuzzy systems;

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