Application of Experton Theory in the Sensory Analysis of Cell Phone Flaps

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Zalila, Zyed; Guenand, Anne; Lopez, Joan Martin   (2005, ASQ and Taylor & Francis Inc.)   Universite de Technologie de Compiegne, Compiegne, France; IntelliTech, Compiegne, France;

Quality Engineering    Vol. 17    No. 4
QICID: 20236    October 2005    pp. 727-734
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Article Abstract

[This abstract is based on the authors' abstract.]Sensory metrology is an increasingly important method in product design. Information obtained from sensory analysis enables designers to create competitive products. Experts use calibrated subjective judgments to rate the sensory characteristics of products and create an "average expert" model. However, this model does not reflect either the reliability or the confidence of each expert's own judgment. To address this problem, the Experton theory is used to retain each expert's decisions.

Keywords

Evaluation,Group decision support systems,Metrology,Product development,Sensory tests


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