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Sensory analysis via multi-block multivariate additive PLS splines


  • Rosaria Lombardo
  • Pietro Amenta
  • Myrtille Vivien
  • Robert Sabatier


In the last decade, much effort has been spent on modelling dependence between sensory variables and chemical--physical ones, especially when observed at different occasions/spaces/times or if collected from several groups (blocks) of variables. In this paper, we propose a nonlinear generalization of multi-block partial least squares with the inclusion of variable interactions. We show the performance of the method on a known data set.

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  • Rosaria Lombardo & Pietro Amenta & Myrtille Vivien & Robert Sabatier, 2012. "Sensory analysis via multi-block multivariate additive PLS splines," Journal of Applied Statistics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 39(4), pages 731-743, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:japsta:v:39:y:2012:i:4:p:731-743
    DOI: 10.1080/02664763.2011.611239

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