Cotton from the three cotton growing regions of Uganda was characterized for 13 quality parameters using the High Volume Instrument (HVI). Principal Component Analysis (PCA), Agglomerative Hierarchical Clustering (AHC) and k-means clustering were used to model cotton quality parameters. Using factor analysis, cotton yellowness and short fiber index were found to account for the highest variability. At 5% significance level, the highest correlation (0.73) was found between short fiber index and yellowness. Based on Cotton Outlook’s world classification and USDA Standards, the cotton under test was deemed of high and uniform quality, falling between Middling and Good Middling grades. Our suggested classification integrates all lint quality parameters, unlike the traditional methods that consider selected parameters.
|Titolo:||Clustering and Classification of Cotton Lint Using Principle Component Analysis, Agglomerative Hierarchical Clustering, and K-Means Clustering|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2017|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1080/15440478.2017.1340220|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|