Sensors, Vol. 19, Pages 4071: Online Feature Selection for Robust Classification of the Microbiological Quality of Traditional Vanilla Cream by Means of Multispectral Imaging
Sensors, Vol. 19, Pages 4071: Online Feature Selection for Robust Classification of the Microbiological Quality of Traditional Vanilla Cream by Means of Multispectral Imaging Sensors doi: 10.3390/s19194071 Authors: Alexandra Lianou Arianna Mencattini Alexandro Catini Corrado Di Natale George-John E. Nychas Eugenio Martinelli Efstathios Z. Panagou The performance of an Unsupervised Online feature Selection (UOS) algorithm was investigated for the selection of training features of multispectral images acquired from a dairy product (vanilla cream) stored under isothermal conditions. The selected features were further used as input in a support vector machine (SVM) model with linear kernel for the determination of the microbiological quality of vanilla cream. Model training (n = 65) was based on two batches of cream samples provided directly by the manufacturer and stored at different isothermal conditions (4, 8, 12, and 15 °C), whereas model testing (n = 132) and validation (n = 48) were based on real life conditions by analyzing samples from different retail outlets as well as expired samples from the market. Qualitative analysis was performed for the discrimination of cream samples in two microbiological quality classes based on the values of total viable counts [TVC ≤ 2.0 log CFU/g (fresh samples) and TVC ≥ 6.0 log CFU/g (spoiled samples)]. Results exhibited good performance with an overall accuracy of classification for the two class...
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