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Wavelength Selection in Visible and Near Infrared Spectra for Detection of Bruises on Apples

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Bruising is one of the most common causes for the degradation of fruit quality. Currently, the online apple grading for bruise detection is still unavailable, which results mainly from the complexity and difficulty of wavelength selection. In this study, three methods of wavelength selection, variable importance on the projection-based selection, genetic algorithms selection, and combination of the two methods, were studied and compared for the classification of bruised and normal areas of ‘Fuji’ apples. The results showed that all of the three sets of selected wavelengths performed better than the full-spectrum wavelengths, 380–1000 nm. The best predictive ability was obtained by the combination of the two methods, with lowest predicted classification error, 3%, and the fewest selected wavelengths, 20. The combination of the two methods, which combines the advantages of the two methods, and gets rid of the disadvantages of both, is effective for selecting the most informative wavelengths with little risk of over-fitting.
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Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: September 1, 2013

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