Nonlinear Data-driven Process Modelling using Slow Feature Analysis and Neural Networks

Jeremiah Corrigan, Jie Zhang

Abstract

Slow feature analysis is a technique that extracts slowly varying latent variables from a dataset. These latent variables, known as slow features, can capture underlying dynamics when applied to process data, leading to improved generalisation when a data-driven model is built with these slow features. A method utilising slow feature analysis with neural networks is proposed in this paper for improving generalisation in nonlinear dynamic process modelling. Additionally, a method for selecting the number of dominant slow features using changes in slowness is proposed. The proposed method is applied to creating a soft sensor for estimating polymer melt index in an industrial polymerisation process to validate the method’s performance. The proposed method is compared with principal component analysis-neural network and a neural network without any latent variable method. The results from this industrial application demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed method for improving model generalisation capability and reducing dimensionality.

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Corrigan J. and Zhang J. (2019). Nonlinear Data-driven Process Modelling using Slow Feature Analysis and Neural Networks.In Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 1: ICINCO, ISBN 978-989-758-380-3, pages 439-446. DOI: 10.5220/0007958904390446


in Bibtex Style

@conference{icinco19,
author={Jeremiah Corrigan and Jie Zhang},
title={Nonlinear Data-driven Process Modelling using Slow Feature Analysis and Neural Networks},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 1: ICINCO,},
year={2019},
pages={439-446},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0007958904390446},
isbn={978-989-758-380-3},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 1: ICINCO,
TI - Nonlinear Data-driven Process Modelling using Slow Feature Analysis and Neural Networks
SN - 978-989-758-380-3
AU - Corrigan J.
AU - Zhang J.
PY - 2019
SP - 439
EP - 446
DO - 10.5220/0007958904390446