Data Cleaning and Anomaly Detection for an Intelligent Greenhouse

  • Peter Eredics
  • Tadeusz P. Dobrowiecki
Part of the Topics in Intelligent Engineering and Informatics book series (TIEI, volume 1)


The effectiveness of greenhouse control can be improved by the application of model based intelligent control. Such control requires a good model of the greenhouse. For a large variety of industrial or recreational greenhouses the derivation of an analytical model is not feasible therefore black-box modeling has to be applied. Identification of black-box models requires large amount of data from real greenhouse environments. Measurement errors or missing values are common and must be eliminated to use the collected data efficiently as training samples. Rare weather conditions can temporally lead to unusual thermal behavior around and within the greenhouse. Anomaly detection run on the measurement data can identify such unusual samples and by excluding those from the model building better models and higher validation accuracy can be achieved. This chapter discusses problems of cleaning the measurement data collected in a well instrumented greenhouse, and introduces solutions for various kinds of missing data and anomaly detection problems.


Data Record Anomaly Detection Spatial Interpolation Data Cleaning Weather Phenomenon 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Measurement and Information SystemsBudapest University of Technology and EconomicsBudapestHungary

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