Tutorial - applying extreme value theory to characterize food-processing systems

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This tutorial presents extreme value theory (EVT) as an analytical tool in process characterization and shows its potential to describe production performance, eg, across different factories, via reliable estimates of the frequency and scale of extreme events. Two alternative EVT methods are discussed: point over threshold and block maxima. We illustrate the theoretical framework for EVT by process data from two different examples from the food-processing industry. Finally, we discuss limitations, decisions, and possibilities when applying EVT for process data.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere2896
JournalJournal of Chemometrics
Issue number7
Pages (from-to)1-12
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 2017

    Research areas

  • Extreme value theory, Food processing, Return-level estimation, Return-time estimation

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