Real-Time Odor Classification
Through Sequential Bayesian Filtering
Abstract:: The classification of volatiles substances with an e-nose is still a challenging problem, particularly when working under real-time, out-of-the-lab environmental conditions where the chaotic and highly dynamic characteristics of the gas transportation induce an almost permanent transient state in the e-nose readings. In this work, a sequential Bayesian filtering (SBF) approach is proposed to efficiently integrate information from previous e-nose observations while updating the belief about the gas class on a real-time basis. We validate our proposal with two real olfaction datasets composed of dynamic time-series experiments (gas transitions are considered, but no mixture of gases), showing an improvement in the classification rate when compared to a stand-alone probabilistic classifier.