A hybrid of neuro-fuzzy inference system and hidden Markov Model for activity-based mobility modeling of cellphone users

“A hybrid of neuro-fuzzy inference system and hidden Markov Model for activity-based mobility modeling of cellphone users”

has been published

By: Shiva Rahimipour, Mehdi Ghatee, S.M. Hashemi, Ahmad Nickabadi,

in Computer Communications Volume 173, 1 May 2021, Pages 79-94.

Abstract:

The aim of this paper is to develop an activity-based travel demand model by receiving cellular network data. Our contribution is to model the uncertainty of human behaviors and also the ambiguity in features affecting users’ activities. We used probabilities to model the first aspect and fuzzy theory to treat with the second; therefore, a hybrid model is proposed based on the Hidden Markov Model (HMM) and Fuzzy Inference System (FIS) such that FIS is used in the emission model of HMM. To show the efficiency of this model, we applied the model to the data collected by Irancell operator and validated the results with four different data sources; labeled data collected from volunteers, ground truth data labeled by an expert, activity-based number of trips generated from/attracted to different regions and reported traffic volume of highways. We have shown that the activity recognition accuracy of the model is 83% and an average error of 5% is obtained when comparing the statistics of the model generated activity plans and the corresponding statistics provided in reports. Generated activity plans are also converted to traffic volumes on transportation network links through MATSIM simulation software and the promising R2 value of 0.83 is observed.

Keywords:

Cellular data, Activity recognition, Activity-based modeling, Fuzzy probability

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