Spectroscopy and Chemometrics/Machine-Learning News Weekly #40, 2021

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Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS)

“Convenient use of near-infrared spectroscopy to indirectly predict the antioxidant activitiy of edible rose (Rose chinensis Jacq “Crimsin Glory” HT) petals during …” LINK

“Near-infrared emission from spatially indirect excitons in type II ZnTe/CdSe/(Zn,Mg)Te core/double-shell nanowires” LINK

“Rapid Detection of Fatty Acids in Edible Oils Using Vis-NIR Reflectance Spectroscopy with Multivariate Methods” LINK

“An Improved Residual Network for Pork Freshness Detection using Near-Infrared Spectroscopy” LINK

“Methylglyoxal Adducts Levels in Blood Measured on Dried Spot by Portable Near-Infrared Spectroscopy” LINK

“Application of Near-Infrared Spectroscopy to statistical control in freeze-drying processes” LINK

“TeaNet: Deep learning on Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (NIR) data for the assurance of tea quality” LINK

“Detecting Residual Awareness in Patients With Prolonged Disorders of Consciousness: An fNIRS Study” | LINK

“Dry Matter Estimation of Standing Corn with Near-infrared Reflectance Spectroscopy” LINK

“Conditional-GAN Based Data Augmentation for Deep Learning Task Classifier Improvement Using fNIRS Data” | LINK

“Application of Various Algorithms for Spectral Variable Selection in NIRS Modeling of Red Ginseng Extraction” LINK

“Vis-NIR hyperspectral imaging along with Gaussian process regression to monitor quality attributes of apple slices during drying” LINK

“Potential of Near Infrared Spectroscopy as a Rapid Method to Discriminate OTA and Non-OTA-Producing Mould Species in a Dry-Cured Ham Model System” LINK

“Pendugaan Tingkat Fermentasi Kakao Secara Non-Destruktif dengan NIRS” LINK

“Penentuan Tingkat Kekerasan dan Kemanisan Buah Naga Merah (Hylocereus polyrhizus) Secara Nondestruktif Menggunakan Near Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS)” LINK




Infrared Spectroscopy (IR) and Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (NIR)

” A NOVEL PROTEIN STRUCTURE ELUCIDATION TECHNIQUE BY CIRCULAR DICHROISM AND NEAR INFRARED SPECTROSCOPY” LINK

“A novel strategy of “pick the best of the best” for the nondestructive identification of Poria cocos based on near-infrared spectroscopy” LINK

“The Neural Processing of Vocal Emotion After Hearing Reconstruction in Prelingual Deaf Children: A Functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy Brain Imaging Study” LINK

“Antinutrient to mineral molar ratios of raw common beans and their rapid prediction using near-infrared spectroscopy” LINK

“Effect of spectral pretreatment on qualitative identification of adulterated bovine colostrum by near-infrared spectroscopy” LINK

“A Rotational-Linear Sample Probing Device to Improve the Performance of Compact Near-Infrared Spectrophotometers” LINK

“Machine Learning Calibration for Near TS Infrared Spectroscopy Data: A Visual kkS Programming Approach” LINK




Hyperspectral Imaging (HSI)

“Selecting informative bands for partial least squares regressions improves their goodness-of-fits to estimate leaf photosynthetic parameters from hyperspectral data” LINK

“Hyperspectral detection of salted sea cucumber adulteration using different spectral preprocessing techniques and SVM method” LINK

“An automated approach for fringe frequency estimation and removal in infrared spectroscopy and hyperspectral imaging of biological samples” LINK

“New evidence from hyperspectral imaging analysis on the effect of photobiomodulation therapy on normal skin oxygenation” LINK




Chemometrics and Machine Learning

“The Use of Chemometrics for Classification of Sidaguri (<i>Sida rhombifolia</i>) Based on FTIR Spectra and Antiradical Activities” LINK

“Massive spectral data analysis for plant breeding using parSketch-PLSDA method: Discrimination of sunflower genotypes” LINK

“Htype indices with applications in chemometrics I: hmultiple similarity index” LINK

“Near-Infrared Spectroscopy and Machine Learning-Based Classification and Calibration Methods in Detection and Measurement of Anionic Surfactant in Milk” LINK

“Remote Sensing : Validation of FY-3D MERSI-2 Precipitable Water Vapor (PWV) Datasets Using Ground-Based PWV Data from AERONET” LINK

“Verified the rapid evaluation of the edible safety of wild porcini mushrooms, using deep learning and PLS-DA” LINK

“Foods : Imaging Spectroscopy and Machine Learning for Intelligent Determination of Potato and Sweet Potato Quality” LINK

“Estimating the Forage Neutral Detergent Fiber Content of Alpine Grassland in the Tibetan Plateau Using Hyperspectral Data and Machine Learning Algorithms” LINK

“Optical spectroscopy methods for the characterization of sol-gel materials” LINK

“Sensors : Machine Learning Enhances the Performance of Bioreceptor-Free Biosensors” LINK

“Agronomy : How Different Cooking Methods Affect the Phenolic Composition of Sweet Potato for Human Consumption (Ipomea batata (L.) Lam)” LINK




Equipment for Spectroscopy

“Miniaturized VIS-NIR Spectrometers Based on Narrowband and Tunable Transmission Cavity Organic Photodetectors with Ultrahigh Specific Detectivity above 10(14) Jones” LINK

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“PORTABLE NEAR INFRARED SPECTROMETER DENGAN SENSOR AS7263 UNTUK PENDUGAAN SIFAT KIMIA JERUK SIAM (CITRUS NOBILIS) SECARA NON …” LINK




Process Control and NIR Sensors

“Multi-modal diffuse optical spectroscopy for high-speed monitoring and wide-area mapping of tissue optical properties and hemodynamics” LINK

“Process analytical technique (PAT) miniaturization for monoclonal antibody aggregate detection in continuous downstream processing” LINK

“Development of a Robust Control Strategy for Fixed-Dose Combination Bilayer Tablets with Integrated Quality by Design, Statistical, and Process Analytical …” LINK




Environment NIR-Spectroscopy Application

“Recent Advances in Plasmonic Photocatalysis Based on TiO2 and Noble Metal Nanoparticles for Energy Conversion, Environmental Remediation, and Organic Synthesis” LINK

“Mapping liquid water content in snow: An intercomparison of mixed-phase optical property models using hyperspectral imaging and in situ measurements” LINK

“Estimating Atterberg limits of soils from reflectance spectroscopy and pedotransfer functions” LINK




Agriculture NIR-Spectroscopy Usage

“Seeing the wood for the trees: hyperspectral imaging for high throughput QTL detection in raspberry, a perennial crop species” LINK

“Agronomy : Effect of Different Edaphic Crop Conditions on the Free Amino Acid Profile of PH-16 Dry Cacao Beans” LINK




Horticulture NIR-Spectroscopy Applications

“Application of Hyperspectral Imaging for Maturity and Soluble Solids Content Determination of Strawberry With Deep Learning Approaches” LINK

“Predicting soluble solids content in “Fuji” apples of different ripening stages based on multiple information fusion” LINK




Food & Feed Industry NIR Usage

“Effects of cultivars and fertilization levels on the quality of brown and polished rice” LINK

“Foods : Physicochemical and Functional Properties of Snack Bars Enriched with Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) by-Product Powders” LINK

“Using data science to combat poverty” | BASE foodwaste LINK

“Foods : HPLC Fingerprints for the Characterization of Walnuts and the Detection of Fraudulent Incidents” LINK

“A novel approach to identify the spectral bands that predict moisture content in canola and wheat” LINK




Medicinal Spectroscopy

“Investigating spectroscopic measurement of sublingual veins and tissue to estimate central venous oxygen saturation” LINK

“Detection of the Communication Site by Indocyanine Green Adsorbed to Human Serum Albumin Fluorescence During Surgery for a Pleuroperitoneal …” LINK

“INFLUENCE OF SEX ON LOWER LIMB SKELETAL MUSCLE OXIDATIVE CAPACITY AND MUSCLE DIFFUSION IN ENDURANCE TRAINED INDIVIDUALS” LINK




Other

“Efecto del ambiente ruminal y la fuente de fibra sobre la dinámica de desaparición de la materia orgánica y sus componentes en bovinos en confinamiento.” LINK

“催熟对采后菠萝品质的影响与光谱识别” LINK



Spectroscopy and Chemometrics/Machine Learning News Weekly #39, 2021

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Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS)

“Effectiveness of visible – Near infrared spectroscopy coupled with simulated annealing partial least squares analysis to predict immunoglobulins G, A, and M concentration in bovine colostrum” LINK

“Prospector is an Android app capable of capturing, storing, visualizing, and exporting data from … handheld NIR spectrometers.” | AndroidApp handheldNIR NIRspectrometers LINK

“NIR-Predictor is a FREE Windows App capable of reporting the analysis results of the prediction data from any NIR spectrometer.” | NIRanalysis NIRspectrometer NIRcalibration NIRprediction NIRresults NIRS NIR LINK

“Shining NIR light on ivory: A practical enforcement tool for elephant ivory identification” LINK

“Foods : Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS) as a Tool for Classification of Pre-Sliced Iberian Salchichón, Modified Atmosphere Packaged (MAP) According to the Official Commercial Categories of Raw Meat” LINK

“NIRS as a biomarker of bowel ischaemia & surgical pathology: a meta-analysis of studies in newborns” LINK




Infrared Spectroscopy (IR) and Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (NIR)

“Cluster Analysis for IR and NIR Spectroscopy: Current Practices to Future Perspectives” LINK

“Bibliometric Analysis of Near-infrared Spectroscopy in Global Food Areas” LINK

“Prospector: A mobile application for portable, high‐throughput near‐infrared spectroscopy phenotyping” LINK

“Effects of spectral transformations in support vector machine on predicting’Arumanis’ mango ripeness using near-infrared spectroscopy” LINK

“Sammons mapping regression for the quantitative analysis of glucose from both mid infrared and near infrared spectra” LINK

“An Overview of Near Infrared Spectroscopy and Its Applications in the Detection of Genetically Modified Organisms” GMO LINK

“Application of machinelearning methods to milk mid-infrared spectra for discrimination of cow milk from pasture or total mixed ration diets” LINK

“Application of Near Infrared Spectroscopy and Hyperspectral Imaging Technology to Detect Fruit Maturity” LINK




Hyperspectral Imaging (HSI)

“Pigment analysis based on a line-scanning fluorescence hyperspectral imaging microscope combined with multivariate curve resolution” LINK

“Hyperspectral image processing for the identification and quantification of lentiviral particles in fluid samples” LINK

“Remote Sensing : Evaluation of Point Hyperspectral Reflectance and Multivariate Regression Models for Grapevine Water Status Estimation” LINK

“Evaluation of Transmission Raman spectroscopy and NIR Hyperspectral Imaging for the assessment of content uniformity in solid oral dosage forms” LINK




Chemometrics and Machine Learning

“IJERPH : Prediction Models of Early Childhood Caries Based on Machine Learning Algorithms” LINK

“Mushroom’s Evaluation Based on FT-IR Fingerprint and Chemometrics” | mushrooms mushroom mushroomHunting LINK

“Applied Sciences : Adaptable and Explainable Predictive Maintenance: Semi-Supervised Deep Learning for Anomaly Detection and Diagnosis in Press Machine Data” LINK

“Forensics Applications of Raman Spectroscopy, ATR FT-IR, and Chemometrics” LINK

“Foods : Vibrational Spectroscopy Combined with Chemometrics as Tool for Discriminating Organic vs. Conventional Culture Systems for Red Grape Extracts” LINK




Facts

“Plants : To What Extent Are the Effects of UV Radiation on Grapes Conserved in the Resulting Wines?” LINK

“Foods : How Do the Different Types of Carrier and Drying Techniques Affect the Changes in Physico-Chemical Properties of Powders from Chokeberry Pomace Extracts?” LINK




Research on Spectroscopy

“Polymers : Ansamitocin P3-Loaded Gold-NanoCage Conjugated with Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor to Enhance Photo-Chemo-Thermal Maturation of Dendritic Cells for Hepatocellular Carcinoma” LINK

“Research on the online rapid sensing method of moisture content in famous green tea spreading” LINK




Equipment for Spectroscopy

“Application of hand-held near-infrared and Raman spectrometers in surface treatment authentication of cork stoppers” LINK




Process Control and NIR Sensors

“Charge-Transfer in Panchromatic Porphyrin-Tetracyanobuta-1,3-diene-Donor Conjugates: Switching the Role of Porphyrin in the Charge Separation Process” LINK




Environment NIR-Spectroscopy Application

“Assessing Soil Organic Matter Content in a Coal Mining Area through Spectral Variables of Different Numbers of Dimensions” LINK




Agriculture NIR-Spectroscopy Usage

“New $20m feed technology facility: Production efficiency is a big area for us ” LINK

“Remote Sensing : Broadacre Crop Yield Estimation Using Imaging Spectroscopy from Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS): A Field-Based Case Study with Snap Bean” LINK

“An effective strategy for the monitoring of microplastics in complex aquatic matrices: Exploiting the potential of near infrared hyperspectral imaging (NIR-HSI)” LINK

“Agronomy : The Effect of Tytanit Foliar Application and Different Nitrogen on Fibre Fraction Content and the Feed Value of Festulolium braunii” LINK

“Hyperspectral imaging as an emerging tool to analyze microplastics: A systematic review and recommendations for future development” LINK




Food & Feed Industry NIR Usage

“Effectiveness of two different at-line instruments for the assessment of cheese composition, major minerals and fatty acids content” LINK

“Feasibility study on quantification and authentication of the cassava starch content in wheat flour for bread-making using NIR spectroscopy and Digital Images” LINK




Pharma Industry NIR Usage

“Exploiting spatio-spectral aberrations for rapid synchrotron infrared imaging” LINK




Other

“Integrated sedimentary and high-resolution mineralogical characterisation of Ordovician shale from Canning Basin, Western Australia: Implications for facies …” LINK





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Spectroscopy and Chemometrics News Weekly #25, 2021

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Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS)

” CARACTERIZACIÓN QUIMICA DE SUELOS VOLCANICOS UTILIZANDO ESPECTROSCOPIA DE INFRARROJO CERCANO (NIRS)” LINK

“Development of an FT-NIR Method to Predict Process Cheese Functionality” LINK

“An effective classification framework for brain-computer interface system design based on combining of fNIRS and EEG signals” LINK

“Coronary artery disease and its impact on the pulsatile brain: A functional NIRS study” LINK

“Predicting anemia using NIR spectrum of spent dialysis fluid in hemodialysis patients” | LINK

“Automated Detection of Tetranychus urticae Koch in Citrus Leaves Based on Colour and VIS/NIR Hyperspectral Imaging” LINK




Infrared Spectroscopy (IR) and Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (NIR)

” A novel spectral index for estimating fractional cover of non-photosynthetic vegetation using near-infrared bands of Sentinel satellite” LINK

“Spatial distribution of total polyphenols in multi-type of tea using near-infrared hyperspectral imaging” LINK

“Investigation on the Mechanisms of Mg(OH)2 Dehydration and MgO Hydration by Near-Infrared Spectroscopy” LINK

“Near Infrared Reflectance Spectroscopy Analysis to Predict Diet Composition of a Mountain Ungulate Species” LINK

“Nondestructive determination of SSC in Korla Fragrant Pear using a portable near-infrared spectroscopy system” LINK

“Applied Sciences, Vol. 11, Pages 4717: 808-Nm Near-Infrared Laser Photobiomodulation versus Switched-Off Laser Placebo in Major Aphthae Management: A Randomized Double-Blind Controlled Trial” LINK

“Titration of Inspired Oxygen in Preterm Infants with Hypoxemic Respiratory Failure Using Near Infrared Spectroscopy and Pulse Oximetry: A New Approach” LINK

“Shedding light on neuroscience: Two decades of functional nearinfrared spectroscopy applications and advances from a bibliometric perspective” LINK




Hyperspectral Imaging (HSI)

“Hyperspectral Detection and Monitoring of Salt Stress in Pomegranate Cultivars” Agronomy LINK

“Applied Sciences, Vol. 11, Pages 4588: Beef Quality Grade Classification Based on Intramuscular Fat Content Using Hyperspectral Imaging Technology” LINK




Spectral Imaging

“Artificial Intelligence Empowered Multispectral Vision Based System for Non-Contact Monitoring of Large Yellow Croaker (Larimichthys crocea) Fillets” Foods LINK




Chemometrics and Machine Learning

” Assessment of chicken breast shelf life based on bench-top and portable near-infrared spectroscopy tools coupled with chemometrics” LINK

” Prediction of the particle size and flow characteristics of powder blends for tableting by near-infrared spectroscopy and chemometrics” LINK

“Antibacterial Activity of Moroccan Zantaz Honey and the Influence of Its Physicochemical Parameters Using Chemometric Tools” AppliedSciences LINK

“Predicting pectin performance strength using nearinfrared spectroscopic data: A comparative evaluation of 1D convolutional neural network, partial least squares, and ridge regression modeling” LINK

“Sequential and orthogonalized PLS (SOPLS) regression for path analysis: Order of blocks and relations between effects” LINK

“The Impacts of Spatial Resolution, Viewing Angle, and Spectral Vegetation Indices on the Quantification of Woody Mediterranean Species Seasonality Using Remote Sensing” LINK

“Partial least squares and silver nanoparticles in spectrophotometric prediction of total hardness of water” LINK

“Genetic robust kernel sample selection for chemometric data analysis” LINK




Equipment for Spectroscopy

“Nearinfrared triggered drug delivery of Imatinib Mesylate by molybdenum disulfide nanosheets grafted copolymers as thermosensitive nanocarriers” LINK




Process Control and NIR Sensors

“IQR CUSUM charts: An efficient approach for monitoring variations in aquatic toxicity” LINK




Environment NIR-Spectroscopy Application

“Study on hyperspectral estimation model of soil organic carbon content in the wheat field under different water treatments” LINK

“Ecometabolic mixture design-fingerprints from exploratory multi-block data analysis in Coffea arabica beans from climate changes: Elevated carbon dioxide and reduced soil water availability” LINK




Agriculture NIR-Spectroscopy Usage

“Integrating Straw Management and Seeding to Improve Seed Yield and Reduce Environmental Impacts in Soybean Production” Agronomy LINK

” Soil N 2 O flux and nitrification and denitrification gene responses to feed-induced differences in the composition of dairy cow faeces” | LINK




Food & Feed Industry NIR Usage

“Pulsed Electric Field (PEF) Processing of Chilled and Frozen-Thawed Lamb Meat Cuts: Relationships between Sensory Characteristics and Chemical Composition of Meat” Foods LINK




Other

“Racial Differences in Hemodynamic Responses to Lower Body Negative Pressure: The Effects of Capsaicin” LINK

“苹果可溶性固形物的可见/近红外无损检测” LINK

“Quantitative vibrational spectroscopy on liquid mixtures: concentration units matter” LINK

“Enhanced light harvesting in dyesensitized solar cells enabled by TiO2:Er3+, Yb3+ upconversion phosphor particles as solar spectral converter and light scattering medium” LINK





NIR-Predictor – Manual


NIR-Predictor – Manual

Predicting Spectra

It’s easy to use with NIR-Predictor,
just drag & drop your data for getting the prediction results.

It supports an automatic file format detection.
So you don’t need to specify the instrument type and settings! See the list of supported formats and NIR Vendors: NIR-Predictor supported Spectral Data File Formats

Use the included data to checkout how it feels:

  1. Open the demo Spectra folder by using the Menu > Open Demo Spectra or press F8.
    There are files with spectra from different Vendors.

  2. Drag & drop a spectra file onto the NIR-Predictor window (or press Ctrl+O as for ’Open some files).

  3. The spectra will be

    • loaded
    • pre-processed
    • predicted and
    • reported

Note:
All the steps are fully automatic.
All calibrations that are compatible with the spectra, will produce prediction results in one go.
To select specific calibrations choose the Application. Where the ” ” empty means use all the calibrations.
To define a Application read more in chapter “Applications”

Hint:
To get access to Statistics of Predictions and Reports use the Menu > Show more/less (Ctrl+M) or you can simply resize the window. Here you can also re-do the Analyze step manually with changed inputs (e.g. Result Ordering).


Creating your own Calibrations

How it works – step by step

  1. You have measured your samples with you NIR-Instrument Software.
    And got the Lab-values of these samples.

    samples
    -> measured NIR-spectra
    -> Lab-references analytics

  2. Now you need to combine these data.

    NIR-spectra + Lab-references
    -> PropertiesBySamples

    Note: If you combined these data already in your NIR software used,
    and you can export it as a JCAMP-DX file then use
    Menu > Create Request File .req ... (F2)
    and read the “Help.html” and NIR-Predictor JCAMP.
    Else proceed as below.

    The NIR-Predictor provides tooling for that:

    Menu > Create Properties File... (F6)

    Select the folder with your NIR spectra measured for an application.
    NIR-Predictor creates a customized Properties file template for that data to enter the Lab values.

    Note: You don’t need to specify your instrument or vendor or an application. It’s all done automatically. And also the sample spectra are detected and grouped automatically!

  3. Use your favorite editor or spreadsheet program to enter and copy&paste
    the Lab-references Values into the columns “Prop1”, “Prop2” etc. and save the file.

  4. A final check of your entered data is done by NIR-Predictor,
    to make sure your data ist complete and all is fine.

    Menu > Create Calibration Request... (F7)

    Select the folder with the filled file.
    A CalibrationRequest.zip is created with the necessary data
    if enougth diverse Lab values are entered.

  5. Email the CalibrationRequest.zip file
    to info@CalibrationModel.com to develop the calibrations.

  6. When your calibrations are ready, you will receive an email with a link
    to the CalibrationModel WebShop where
    you can purchase and download the calibration files,
    that work with our free NIR-Predictor software without internet access.

    Note: Your sent NIR data is deleted after processing.
    We do not collect your NIR data!

Note: Further details can be found under “Create Properties File” and “Create Calibration Request”.


Configure the Calibrations for prediction usage

Configuration:

  1. in NIR-Predictor : Menu > Open Calibrations (F9)

  2. an explorer window is opened where the calibrations are located

  3. create a folder for your application, choose a name

  4. copy the calibration file(s) (*.cm) into that folder

  5. in NIR-Predictor : Menu > Search and load Applications (F4)

Usage:

  1. in NIR-Predictor : open the Application drop down list, and select your application by name

  2. if all is fine, the calibration file is valid and not expired, it shows : Calibration “1 valid calibation”

  3. the NIR-Predictor is now ready to predict

  4. to switch the application, goto 6.


Applications

The Application concept allows to group multiple Calibrations together for an Application. By selecting an Application before prediction, only the Calibrations belonging to the Application will be used for Prediction. In the Demo Data this is used to have multiple spectrometer as Application. This can be used easily as e.g. as Application “Meat Products” containing Fat and Moisture Calibration.

To create an Application, create a folder with the Application’s name inside the Calibrations folder, and move/copy all the Calibrations files to this Application folder. To remove a Calibration from the Application, remove the Calibration file from the Application folder.

After creating an new Application folder, press menu Search and load Applications (F4) to update the NIR-Predictor dialog where the Application can be selected via the dropdown list. You don’t need to close the NIR-Predictor.

After moving Calibration files around, press menu Search and load Calibrations (F5) to update the NIR-Predictor dialog.

The use-all case

In the NIR-Predictor dialog where the Application can be selected via the dropdown list, the empty "" name means that all (yes all) valid Calibrations will be used for prediction.

Note: The Prediction Report will contain only results from spectral compatible Calibrations with the given spectra. That allows to automatically handle the multi vendor NIR instrument usage.


Prediction Result Report

Histograms of Prediction Values per Property

Shows the distribution of the predicted results per calibration. The histogram range contains the range of the calibrated property and includes the predicted results.

The histogram bar (bin) color is defined as follow:

  • blue : all predictions inside calibration range.
  • red : all predictions outside calibration range.
  • orange : some overlaps with calibration range.
    So not all spectra in a orange bin are outside calibration range.
Histograms

Note: Predicted values are always shown in Histogram table and Prediction Value List table, even if the spectrum does not fit into model (spectrum different to model, aka Residual Outlier) shown as Out = X.

Note: Old browsers like Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 don’t support the grafics for Histogram charts. Use an current browser like Firefox or Chrome or Edge.

Note: If your browser opens the report too slow, try to deactivate some browser plugins, because they can filter what you look at and some add-ons are really slow.

Spectra Plot Thumbnail on the Prediction Report

Visualizes the min,median,max spectrum of the spectra dropped as files on the NIR-Predictor. This gives a minimal and good spectral overview of the predicted property results.

  • Spectra Plot color legend: min,median,max spectrum by predicted property or if no calibration is available by spectral intensity.

  • The min,median,max is determined from the predicted properties or if not available from the intensity of the spectra.

  • Beside the histogram of the predicted properties, where the distribution can be seen, the spectra shown are the ones from min,median,max predicted property.

  • This gives a minimal and good spectral overview of the predicted property results.

  • The “Spectral Range” and number of datapoints is shown in the Prediction Report Header below the listed spectra files.

  • To zoom the spectra plot a little, zoom the report in the browser (hold ctrl + mouse wheel, or pinch on touch screen).

  • The spectra plots and histograms are stored with the report and can be archived.

Note

  • Note that the spectra are shown in the raw values that are loaded, they are not shown pre-processed as the calibration model uses them to make the prediction.

  • Note that the median property spectrum is the median from the predicted property pobulation and not the “median” of the calibration property range.

  • Note that in the multi calibration prediction case, the spectra are selected for each property based on the related predicted property values and so the spectra plots shows typical different spectra.

Spectra Plot

Outlier Detection

To safeguard the prediction results, outliers are automatically checked for each individual prediction. This is based on limits that are determined when creating the calibration with the base data. Thus, a strange spectral measurement can be detected and signaled as an outlier even without base data only by means of the calibration and the NIR predictor. A prediction result with outlier warning is to be distrusted. How the various outlier tests are interpreted and how to avoid them in practice is described here.

The spectrum is an outlier to the model, if the spectrum is not similar with the spectra and lab-values the model is built with.

This legend is shown on each NIR-Predictor prediction report below the results:

Outlier (Out) Symbol Description

  • “X” : spectrum does not fit into model (spectrum different to model)
  • “O” : spectrum is wide outside model center (spectrum similar to model but far away)
  • “=” : prediction is outside upper or lower range of model (property outside model range)
  • “-” : spectrum is incompatible to calibration

Note: A prediction result with outlier warning is to be distrusted.

There are 3 outlier cases (X, O, =) and the incompatible data case “-”.

  • The bad case is “X”
  • the medium case is “O”
  • and the soft case is “=”.

The technical names in literature correspond to:

  • “X” : Spectral Residual Outlier
  • “O” : Leverage Outlier
  • “=” : Property Range Outlier

These 3 outlier cases can appear in combinations, like “XO=” or “XO” or “O=” or “X=”. The more outlier marker are shown the more likely the spectrum is an Outlier.

The default setting in NIR-Predictor Menu > “Report with Simplified Outlier Symbols”

  • is ON, that will show only the worst case instead of all combinations to have a simplified minimal information.
  • if OFF, that will show the combinations (e.g. “XO=” or “XO” or “O=” or “X=”), which is more informative for analyzing problem cases.

Some hints to avoid these Outliers:

  • “X” : spectrum does not fit into model (spectrum different to model)
    Check if the spectrum is noise only, or has no proper signal. That can happen when measured past the sample or measured into the air or at a different substance. If you have multiple NIR instruments of the same type, use spectra measured with different instruments for the calibration.

  • “O” : spectrum is wide outside model center (spectrum similar to model but far away) Sample temperature has an effect on NIR spectra shape, use spectra measured at different (typical use) temperatures (sample temperature, instrument temperature).

  • “=” : prediction is outside upper or lower range of model (property outside model range)
    Use more spectra for the calibration in the Lab value region where your special interest is. If the predicted value is only a little bit out of the calibration range, it can be Ok. Add these spectra to the calibration spectra (with the Lab values), to extend the prediction range of the calibration.

  • “-” : spectrum is incompatible to calibration
    The spectra (from the NIR instrument) has a different wavelength range or a different resolution than the spectra used for calibration. Check Instrument settings (wavelength range, resolution)

Result Ordering

To change the ordering, a drop-down-box is located below the Analyze button. If there is an analysis from the current session, and the Result Ordering is changed, the data is re-Analyzed and reported with the new Result Ordering setting. That allows to compare the different orderings. The Result Ordering is listed in the Prediction Report above the Prediction Value List and stored in the settings.

The order/sorting of the prediction results of the spectra can be defined:

  • GivenOrder (default) the given order of the spectra from file select dialog or drag&drop

*) sorted : ascending sort

  • Date_Name sorted by Date (if any) and then by Name
  • Name_Date sorted by Name and then by Date
  • Date_NamesWithNumbers sorted by Date (if any) and then by Name with number logic
  • NamesWithNumbers_Date sorted by Name with number logic (e.g. “ABC1” is before “ABC002” ) and then by Date

*) as above but sorted Rev : reverse sort = descending sort

  • Rev_Date_Name
  • Rev_Name_Date
  • Rev_Date_NamesWithNumbers
  • Rev_NamesWithNumbers_Date

E.g. with reverse sort by Rev_Date_Name, the newest spectra appear on top.

Depending on how many calibrations are used the result table is getting broader. To print the report (e.g. to Adobe PDF, FreePDF or Microsoft XPS), sometimes the landscape format is shorter in number of pages or in portrait a scale of 80% fits nicely. Or try another internet browser (Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, …) to print the report and set the browser as your default browser so it will be opened by default.

Archiving Reports

Each report is contained in one file only, including the grafics. To save storage space the report file folder can be compressed to a zip file (.zip, .7z).


Enter lab values to NIR spectra

Entering the laboratory reference values for NIR calibrations

We have developed specialized tools into NIR-Predictor to combine the NIR and Lab data is a sample-based safe manner.

The main target is to improve Data Quality during the step of combining of the Lab data and the NIR data, because to model a good reliable calibration the data that build the base needs to be of high quality.

It also simplifies to enter the lab values manually to the corresponding NIR data, because of automatically grouping repeated NIR measurements of the same sample, so the lab values can be entered sample based and not by spectrum.

It helps to avoid false reference data, because of the broken relation of NIR spectra and reference values, data entry on the wrong position in the table.

And Helps to detect errors of duplicated or multiple copies of spectra files, and checks for inconsistencies in Date-Time and Sample-Naming. It also checks for missing values.

That all increases the Data Quality for the next step of Calibration Development, and makes data entry a less time consuming and less risky work.

How it works

  1. Menu > Create Properties File... (F6) select the folder with your NIR spectra measured for an application. NIR-Predictor creates a Properties file template for that data : PropertiesBySamples.csv.txt

  2. Use your favorite editor or spreadsheet program to enter and copy&paste the Lab Values into the columns and save the file.

  3. Menu > Create Calibration Request... (F7) select the folder with the filled file for a last check and a Calibration Request file is created with the needed data as a single zip file.

  4. Email the Calibration Request file to info@CalibrationModel.com to develop the calibrations.

Ok that is it, the NIR-Predictor guides you through the steps needed. And if you need to know more details, the Chapter “Create Properties File” is for you.

Create Properties File

Note:

  • If you have (exported) JCAMP-DX files containing the Lab-Values, you don’t need to do this step.
    You can send the JCAMP file with your Request (.req) file directly to the calibration service at info@CalibrationModel.com.
  • If your JCAMP-DX files does NOT contain Lab-Values, this is a way to go.

For calibrating the spectra to the lab-values you need to assign the lab-values to the spectra. The easiest way is to have a table where each spectrum (row) is linked to multiple lab-values (columns). This function Create Properties File build such a table for the selected spectra folder automatically!

This table is stored in the file PropertiesBySamples.csv.txt. This can be created for any spectra folder you like. The file extension is .csv.txt to make it easy to edit in a text editor and also in a spreadsheet (excel). The columns are standard TAB separated.

The file header line contains :

Sample Replicates Names Prop1 Prop2 Prop3 DateFirst DateLast Hashes

Where Name and Date describes the spectrum.

Prop1, Prop2, Prop3 are the place to enter the Lab Reference Concentrations properties corresponding to each spectrum. It can be extended to Prop4, Prop5, … etc. Of course you can enter real word names like “Fat (%)” instead of “Prop1”. It’s recommended to put the measurement unit beside the name.

Replicates is the number of replicated or repeated spectra of a sample that is grouped together in the Sample based property file. Sample name and the DateFirst / DateLast between the sample spectra are measured.

Date format is ISO-8601. Missing Dates are 0002-02-02T00:00:00.0000000.

If the file PropertiesBySamples.csv.txt already exist in the selected folder, the user will be notified (it will not be overwritten, because the file may contain user entered Lab-values). The Lab Reference Concentrations values are initialized to 0 (zero) and needed to be changed.

Note: 0 is not interpreted as missing value! If you have a 0 concentration value, put in 0 or 0.0 .

The entry of properties is as easy as possible, because it’s organized by Sample (and not by Spectra), so it’s like your Lab-Value Table that is sample based. The sample rows are sorted in a special way by Sample name. Sorting by Date or alphabetically by Sample can done easily in a spreadsheet program.

Note: when coping lab values to the samples make sure they correspond, so that there are no gaps and the sorting is the same.

The Spectra (rows) are initially sorted by name (and date) to have the replicates/repeats together. You can sort for your convenience in a spreadsheet program.

Enter the Lab Reference Concentrations to the spectra/sample.

Enter the Lab-Values in spreadsheet (e.g. Excel) or a text editor (e.g. Notepad++). If done, use the next menu Create Calibration Request.

Hints: Data handling:

  • The NIR-Predictor creates the PropertiesBySamples.csv.txt once, after that the user is responsible for its content. That means NIR-Predictor does not change this file anymore.

  • You can remove entire rows (spectra) in the property file. You don’t need to remove the spectra files. The NIR-Predictor is aware of the relation, the PropertiesBySamples.csv.txt defines what will be calibrated.

  • How to add more spectra files?

    The additional spectra can be handled in a separate folder, create the property file and copy the spectra to the other folder and copy/merge the property files together in your editor or spreadsheet.

    Or

    Copy the spectra into the folder, rename the PropertiesBySamples.csv.txt to e.g. “PropertiesBySamples-Part1.csv.txt” and use Create Properties File to create a new PropertiesBySamples.csv.txt with all the spectra. You can copy/merge the content of the Properties files together in your editor or spreadsheet.

  • What happens with possible duplicate rows? It does no harm to the Calibration because we do an exact checking and data cleaning in the calibration process.

  • What happens to duplicate spectra names? The spectra names are not relevant for the calibration process. The spectra names are helpful to assign the lab-values to the corresponding spectrum entry. That’s why the table is initially sorted by name. The spectra names can be edited by the user.


Create Calibration Request

The menu function Create Calibration Request packs a created Properties file (see “Create Properties File”) and it’s linked spectra files in a compressed ZIP file for sending to the CalibrationModel.com Service.

Please note that the number of measured quantitative samples need to be at least 60 . That means you need at least 60 different spectra (not counting the replicate/repeated measurements).

It shows additional property information about the data you have entered, like – the property type (Quantitative) – it’s range (min – max) and – the number of unique values and – if the Lab-values are enough diverse to get calibrated.

First select the folder with the PropertiesBySamples.csv.txt and measured spectra files of samples you have Lab-values. The data is checked and you get notified what is missing or might be wrong. If something needs to be changed, edit the PropertiesBySamples.csv.txt and do Create Calibration Request again. Your last selected folder is remembered, so you can press return in the folder selection dialog.

Hint: The keyboard shortcuts for redoing it after you edited some entries is : F7 Return – that allows you to get the property information quickly.

Hint: If you open the PropertiesBySamples.csv.txt in a spreadsheet program, you can create Histogram plots of the entered Lab-values, to see in which range are to less samples measurements.

When all is fine

When all is fine the “CalibrationRequest.zip” file is created for that data.

The ZIP file contains:

  • your PropertiesBySamples.csv.txt
  • your personal REQuest file for your computer system, that looks like
    e.g. “337dcdc06b2d6dfb0b5c4bba578642312edf2ae84d909281624d7e26283e8b07 WIN-GB0PB48GSK4.req”
  • the spectra data files

Note: If the CalibrationRequest.zip file is already created and you change the PropertiesBySamples.csv.txt make sure to delete the old CalibrationRequest.zip file first! In the dialog it states if it was successfully created or NOT because it already exist. So you are always on the safe side.

Note: CalibrationRequest.zip file name contains the property names to know what would be calibrated and at the end an identification number for referencing the file. E.g. “CalibrationRequest ‘Prop1’ – ‘Prop2’ h31T3wOH.zip”


Program Settings

  • The users program settings are stored in UserSettings.json
  • The program counters are stored in GlobalCounters.json

Further References

NIR-Predictor Download

The free NIR-Predictor software
  • comes with demo data, so you can predict sample spectra with demo calibrations.
  • has no functional limitations, no nagging, no ads and needs no license-key.
  • you need no account and no registration to download and use.
  • runs on Microsoft Windows 10/8/7 (Starter, Basic, Professional) (32 bit / 64 bit).
  • no data is ever transmitted from your local machine. We don’t even collect usage data.
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Beside the free NIR-Predictor software with Windows user interface,
the real-time Predictor Engine is also available
  • for embedded integration in application, cloud and instrument-software (ICT).
  • As a light-weigt single library file (DLL)
    with application programming interface (API),
    documentation and software development kit (SDK)
    including sample source code (C#).
  • Easy integration and deployment,
    no software license protection (no serial key, no dongle).
  • Put your spectrum as an array into the multivariate predictor,
    no specific file format needed.
  • Fast prediction speed and low latency
    because of compiled code library (direct call, no cloud API).
  • Protected prediction results with outlier detection information.
See NIR Method Development Service for Labs and NIR-Vendors (OEM, White-Label)



Software Size Date Comment
NIR-Predictor V2.6.0.2 (download)

What’s new, see Release Notes

By downloading and/or using the software
you accept the Software License Agreement (EULA)
3.7 MB 18.08.2021 public release

Minimal System Requirements
Windows 7 Starter 32Bit, 1.6 GHz, 2 GB RAM, non-Administrator account

Installation
There are no administrator rights required, unpack the zip file to a folder “NIR-Predictor” in your documents or on your desktop.
Read the ReadMe.txt and double click the NIR-Predictor.exe file.

Upgrade
If you have installed an older version of NIR-Predictor then unpack into a different folder named e.g. “NIR-PredictorVx.y”. All versions can run side-by-side. Copy the Calibrations in use to the new version into the “Calibration” folder. That’s all.

Uninstall
Make sure to backup your reports and calibrations inside your “NIR-Predictor” folder. Delete the “NIR-Predictor” folder.


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