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ISRN Spectroscopy
Volume 2013, Article ID 642190, 9 pages
Research Article

The Combined Optimization of Savitzky-Golay Smoothing and Multiplicative Scatter Correction for FT-NIR PLS Models

1College of Science, Guilin University of Technology, Guilin, Guangxi 541004, China
2Guangxi Key Laboratory of Spatial Information and Geomatics, Guilin University of Technology, Guilin, Guangxi 541004, China

Received 26 November 2012; Accepted 18 December 2012

Academic Editors: G. D'Errico, A. Huczynski, and Y. Ueno

Copyright © 2013 Huazhou Chen et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The combined optimization of Savitzky-Golay (SG) smoothing and multiplicative scatter correction (MSC) were discussed based on the partial least squares (PLS) models in Fourier transform near-infrared (FT-NIR) spectroscopy analysis. A total of 5 cases of separately (or combined) using SG smoothing and MSC were designed and compared for optimization. For every case, the SG smoothing parameters were optimized with the number of PLS latent variables (), with an expanded number of smoothing points. Taking the FT-NIR analysis of soil organic matter (SOM) as an example, the joint optimization of SG smoothing and MSC was achieved based on PLS modeling. The results showed that the optimal pretreatment was successively using SG smoothing and MSC, in which the SG smoothing parameters were 4th degree of polynomial, 2nd-order derivative, and 67 smoothing points, the best corresponding , RMSEP, and were 7, 0.3982 (%), and 0.8862, respectively. This result was far better than those without any pretreatment. The combined optimization of SG smoothing and MSC could obviously improve the modeling result for NIR analysis of SOM. In addition, a new method for the classification of calibration and prediction was proposed by normalization principle. The optimizations were done on this basis of this classification.