Electronic nose and neural network use for the classification of honey

  • Simona BENEDETTIa, Saverio MANNINOa, Anna Gloria SABATINIb, Gian Luigi MARCAZZANb
  • Published 2003


Seventy samples of honey of different geographical and botanical origin were analysed with an electronic nose. The instrument, equipped with 10 Metal Oxide Semiconductor Field Effect Transistors (MOSFET) and 12 Metal Oxide Semiconductor (MOS) sensors, was used to generate a pattern of the volatile compounds present in the honey samples. The sensor responses were evaluated by Principal Component Analysis (PCA) and Artificial Neural Network (ANN). Good results were obtained in the classification of honey samples by using a neural network model based on a multilayer perceptron that learned using a backpropagation algorithm. The methodology is simple, rapid and results suggest that the electronic nose could be a useful tool for the characterisation and control of honey. honey / electronic nose / classification / neural network analysis

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@inproceedings{BENEDETTIa2003ElectronicNA, title={Electronic nose and neural network use for the classification of honey}, author={Simona BENEDETTIa and Saverio MANNINOa and Anna Gloria SABATINIb and Gian Luigi MARCAZZANb}, year={2003} }