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Nondestructive phenolic compounds measurement and origin discrimination of peated barley malt using near-infrared hyperspectral imagery and machine learning.

Yan, Yijun; Ren, Jinchang; Tschannerl, Julius; Zhao, Huimin; Harrison, Barry; Jack, Frances

Authors

Yijun Yan

Jinchang Ren

Julius Tschannerl

Huimin Zhao

Barry Harrison

Frances Jack



Abstract

Quantifying phenolic compound in peated barley malt and discriminating its origin are essential to maintain the aroma of high-quality Scottish whisky during the manufacturing process. The content of the total phenol varies in peated barley malts, which is critical in measuring the associated peatiness level. Existing methods for measuring such phenols are destructive and/or time consuming. To tackle these issues, we propose in this paper a novel nondestructive system for fast and effective estimating the phenolic concentrations and discriminating their origins with the near-infrared hyperspectral imagery and machine learning. First, novel ways of data acquisition and normalization are developed for robustness. Then, the principal component analysis (PCA) and folded-PCA are fused for extracting the global and local spectral features, followed by the support vector machine (SVM) based origin discrimination and deep neural network based phenolic measurement. In total 27 categories of peated barley malts from eight suppliers are utilized to form thousands of spectral samples for modelling. A classification accuracy up to 99.5% and a squared-correlation-coefficient up to 98.57% are achieved in our experiments, outperforming a few state-of-the-art. These have fully demonstrated the efficacy of our system in automated phenolic measurement and origin discrimination to benefit the quality monitoring in the whisky industry.

Citation

YAN, Y., REN, J., TSCHANNERL, J., ZHAO, H., HARRISON, B. and JACK, F. [2021]. Nondestructive phenolic compounds measurement and origin discrimination of peated barley malt using near-infrared hyperspectral imagery and machine learning. IEEE transactions on instrumentation and measurement [online], Early Access. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/TIM.2021.3082274

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Oct 26, 2020
Online Publication Date May 21, 2021
Deposit Date Jun 1, 2021
Publicly Available Date Jun 1, 2021
Journal IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement
Print ISSN 0018-9456
Electronic ISSN 1557-9662
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
DOI https://doi.org/10.1109/tim.2021.3082274
Keywords Phenolic compound measurement; Origin discrimination; Near infrared (NIR); Hyperspectral imagery; Peated barley malt; Machine learning
Public URL https://rgu-repository.worktribe.com/output/1352072

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