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Journal of Automatic Chemistry
Volume 16, Issue 5, Pages 161-165

Polymer characterization with a fuzzy classification algorithm

1School of Applied Sciences, University of Wolverhampton, Wulfruna Street, WV6 9EP, UK
2I.C.I. Materials, Wilton, Middlesbrough, Cleveland, UK

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The classification of polymer samples from their infra-red spectra has been achieved by the application of a fuzzy c-means cluster algorithm. The generation of a fuzzy classifier allows the characterization of samples which are a combination of more than one pure polymer.