Title
Evolutionary optimization of flavors Evolutionary optimization of flavors
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Sciences. Mathematics and Computer Science
Publication type
conferenceObject
Publication
S.l. :ACM, [*]
Subject
Computer. Automation
Source (book)
GECCO '10 : proceedings of the 12th Annual Conference on Genetic and Evolutionary Computation, Portland, Oregon, USA, 2010 / Branke, Jürgen [edit.]; et al. [edit.]
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
We have acquired panelist data that provides hedonic (liking) ratings for a set of 40 flavors each composed of the same 7 ingredients at different concentration levels. Our goal is to use this data and predict other flavors, composed of the same ingredients in new combinations, which the panelist will like. We describe how we first employ Pareto-Genetic Programming (GP) to generate a surrogate for the human panelist from the 40 observations. This surrogate, in fact an ensemble of GP symbolic regression models, can predict liking scores for flavors outside the observations and provide a confidence in the prediction. We then employ a multi-objective particle swarm optimization (MOPSO) to design a well and consistently liked flavor suite for a panelist. The MOPSO identifies flavors that are well liked, i.e., high liking score, and consistently-liked, i.e., of maximum confidence. Further, we generate flavors that are well and consistently liked by a cluster of panelists, by giving the MOPSO slightly different objectives.
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