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Spectroscopy
Volume 22 (2008), Issue 5, Pages 371-386
http://dx.doi.org/10.3233/SPE-2008-0360

Identification between Stephania tetrandra S. Moore and Stephania cepharantha Hayata by CWT–FTIR–RBFNN

Chang-Jiang Zhang1 and Cun-Gui Cheng2

1College of Mathematics, Physics and Information Engineering, Zhejiang Normal University, Jinhua-321004, China
2College of Chemistry and Life Science, Zhejiang Normal University, Jinhua 321004, China

Copyright © 2008 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. 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.

Abstract

Horizontal attenuation total reflection–Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (HATR–FTIR) is used to measure the FTIR of Stephania tetrandra S. Moore and Stephania cepharantha Hayata. Because they belong to the same family and the same genus Chinese traditional medicinal materials, their chemical components are very similar. In order to extrude the difference between Stephania tetrandra S. Moore and Stephania cepharantha Hayata, continuous wavelet transform (CWT) is used to decompose the FTIR of Stephania tetrandra S. Moore and Stephania cepharantha Hayata. Three main scales are selected as the feature extracting space in the CWT domain. According the distribution of FTIR of Stephania tetrandra S. Moore and Stephania cepharantha Hayata, three feature regions are determined at every spectra band at selected three scales in the CWT domain. Thus nine feature parameters form the feature vector. The feature vector is input to the radius basis function neural network (RBFNN) to train so as to accurately classify the Stephania tetrandra S. Moore and Stephania cepharantha Hayata. 128 couples of FTIR are used to train and test the proposed method, where 78 couples of data are used as training samples and 50 couples of data are used as testing samples. Experimental results show that the accurate recognition rate between Stephania tetrandra S. Moore and Stephania cepharantha Hayata is respectively 99.8 and 99.9% by using the proposed method.