International Journal of Education and Management Engineering(IJEME)

ISSN: 2305-3623 (Print), ISSN: 2305-8463 (Online)

Published By: MECS Press

IJEME Vol.6, No.3, May. 2016

Forecasting using Artificial Neural Network and Statistics Models

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Basheer M. Al-Maqaleh, Abduhakeem A. Al-Mansoub, Fuad N. Al-Badani

Index Terms

Forecasting;Time series models;Neural networks;Box-Jenkins;Consumer price index;Back propagation;Adaptive slope;Momentum parameter


Forecasting is very important for planning and decision-making in all fields to predict the conditions and cases surrounding the problem under study before making any decision. Hence, many forecasting methods have been developed to produce accurate predicted values. Consumer price indices provide appropriate and timely information about prices changes, which affect the economy of all Yemenis because of their different uses in many ways. It can be used as an economic indicator (wider use in the inflation measurement), and as a means of regulating income. It is also used as a supplement for statistical chains to predict future value indices in order to make sure that the data accurately reflect the patterns purchased by the Yemeni consumer. In this paper, we propose a modified artificial neural network method to predict the indices of consumer in the Republic of Yemen to the prices of the period from 01/01/2005 till 01/01/2014. The results of using the proposed method is compared to a classical statistical method. The proposed method is based on artificial neural networks, namely, back propagation with adaptive slope and momentum parameter to update weights. However, the statistical method is Box-Jenkins model which is used to predict time series. The experimental results show that artificial neural networks gives better predictive values due to their ability to deal with the nonlinear and stochastic data better than traditional statistical modeling techniques. 

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Basheer M. Al-Maqaleh, Abduhakeem A. Al-Mansoub, Fuad N. Al-Badani,"Forecasting using Artificial Neural Network and Statistics Models", International Journal of Education and Management Engineering(IJEME), Vol.6, No.3, pp.20-32, 2016.DOI: 10.5815/ijeme.2016.03.03


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