Accession Number:

ADA066982

Title:

Evaluation and Classification of the Electrical Hazard of Chemical Vapors During Water Transportation Using Pattern Recognition Techniques.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

RHODE ISLAND UNIV KINGSTON DEPT OF CHEMISTRY

Report Date:

1979-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

90.0

Abstract:

Pattern recognition is a statistical technique that allows one to find or predict a property of chemicals that is not directly measurable, but is known to depend upon certain features or properties of the chemicals via some totally unknown relationship. This technique has been applied to a multitude of scientific problems. The same technique was used to classify a chemical according to its relative hazard in bulk water-transportation based on chemical structure and macro-scale properties such as density, vapor pressure, structure-fragments, solubilities, etc. Using the Linear-Learning Machine, the overall prediction of the 47 compounds in training set was 68 correct. The predicted classifications of the 240 compounds in the test set are approximately 68 correct. There are many difficulties associated with properly classifying compounds on the basis of variable derived from structural fragments that must be solved before great reliance can be placed on the results of a Linear-Learning Machine classification. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Industrial Chemistry and Chemical Processing
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE