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Challenges in relating machine vision/image analysis to process changes in biological materials

Muhamad, Ida Idayu and Md. Jusoh, Yanti Maslina and Chew, Tin Lee (2006) Challenges in relating machine vision/image analysis to process changes in biological materials. In: Special Topics In Bioprocess Engineering Volume I. Penerbit, Johor , pp. 191-218. ISBN 978-983-52-0600-9

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Abstract

Quality is a key issue for modern food industry because the high-quality of product is the basis for success in today’s highly competitive market. The first human perception on the quality of food is usually judged by the physical appearance. Good physical appearance normally relates to the good quality of the inner properties. Since the visual appearance of food and other biological products is a major factor in the judgment of quality, visual inspection is an important part of quality control in these industries. In the food industry, the quality evaluation still heavily depends on manual inspection, which is tedious, arduous, and costly, and is easily influenced by physiological factors, including subjective and inconsistent evaluation results. The inspection has historically been performed by use of only the human eye whose assessment furnishes above all qualitative but hardly quantitative data. The tools of data acquisition, automatic evaluation and direct control of the ambient conditions are very limited hence it is necessary to improve quality evaluation of food to satisfy the increased awareness, sophistication and greater expectation of consumers [1].

Item Type:Book Section
Subjects:Unspecified
Divisions:Chemical and Natural Resources Engineering (Formerly known)
ID Code:25637
Deposited By: Liza Porijo
Deposited On:23 May 2012 07:34
Last Modified:24 May 2012 01:31

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