Consider an automated process of grading (i.e., quality assessment) of a food product. (As a…
Consider an automated process of grading (i.e., quality assessment) of a food product. (As a parallel problem, consider how the “beauty” of a person is determined by a human on the basis of various features.) Sensory means are used to obtain information that will establish such features as shape, size, weight, color, texture, and firmness. A rule-based system is used, with these features as inputs, to infer a “grade” (or level of quality) for each object. Comment on the fuzziness and information resolution of various levels of information in this process; particularly that of:
(a) Raw sensory information.
(b) Preprocessed information on object features.
(c) Knowledge-based decisions concerning product grade or quality.