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In Scientific reports ; h5-index 158.0

Over the years, technology has changed the way we produce and have access to our food through the development of applications, robotics, data analysis, and processing techniques. The implementation of these approaches by the food industry ensure quality and affordability, reducing at the same time the costs of keeping the food fresh and increase productivity. A system, as the one presented herein, for raw food categorization is needed in future food industries to automate food classification according to type, the process of algorithm approaches that will be applied to every different food origin and also for serving disabled people. The purpose of this work was to develop a machine learning workflow based on supervised PLS regression and SVM classification, towards automated raw food categorization from FTIR. The system exhibited high efficiency in multi-class classification of 7 different types of raw food. The selected food samples, were diverse in terms of storage conditions (temperature, storage time and packaging), while the variability within each food was also taken into account by several different batches; leading in a classifier able to embed this variation towards increased robustness and efficiency, ready for real life applications targeting to the digital transformation of the food industry.

Tsakanikas Panagiotis, Karnavas Apostolos, Panagou Efstathios Z, Nychas George-John

2020-Jul-08