ISIJ International
Online ISSN : 1347-5460
Print ISSN : 0915-1559
ISSN-L : 0915-1559
Regular Article
Adaptive Weighting Just-in-Time-Learning Quality Prediction Model for an Industrial Blast Furnace
Kun ChenYi Liu
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2017 Volume 57 Issue 1 Pages 107-113


Development of accurate soft sensors for online quality prediction (e.g., silicon content) in an industrial blast furnace is a difficult task. A novel just-in-time-learning (JITL) prediction approach using adaptive feature-weighting for similar samples is developed. First, a dual-objective joint-optimization framework is proposed to introduce both input and output information into the model. Then, a suitable similarity criterion with feature weighting strategy is formulated, which is not considered in conventional JITL methods. Moreover, the trade-off parameter in the joint-optimization problem can be chosen automatically, without the time-consuming cross-validation procedure. The proposed method is applied to online predict the silicon content in an industrial blast furnace in China. Compared with other JITL-based soft sensors, better prediction performance has been obtained.

Parity plot based of assay values against the prediction values of the silicon content in the test set using the adaptive weighting JLSSVR and traditional JLSSVR soft sensor models. Fullsize Image
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