Linguistic Decision Trees for Fusing Tidal Surge Forecasting Models

J Lawry, H He

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

2 Citations (Scopus)


The use of linguistic decision trees as represented within the label semantics framework, is proposed for the fusion of multiple forecasting models. The learning algorithm LID3 is applied to infer a decision tree with branches representing a set of rules each identifying a probability distribution on the available models and where the constraints in each rule are generated from fuzzy labels describing the relevant input attributes. The resulting aggregated forecast for a given vector of input attributes $\vec{x}$, is then taken to be the mean value of the forecasts from each model relative to a probability distribution on models conditional on $\vec{x}$ as determined from the linguistic decision tree. The potential of this approach is then investigated through its application to the fusion of tidal surge forecasting models for the east coast of the UK.
Translated title of the contributionLinguistic Decision Trees for Fusing Tidal Surge Forecasting Models
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCombining Soft Computing and Statistical Methods in Data Analysis
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Pages403 - 410
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9783642147456, 9783642147463
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2010

Publication series

Name Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing
PublisherSpringer Science+Business Media
ISSN (Print)1867-5662

Bibliographical note

Editors: Christian Borgelt etal
Name and Venue of Conference: Soft Methods in Probability and Statistics, Oviedo, Spain


Dive into the research topics of 'Linguistic Decision Trees for Fusing Tidal Surge Forecasting Models'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this