A Model of Selecting Expert in Sensory Evaluation

  • Xiaohong Liu
  • Xianyi Zeng
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 214)


Sensory evaluation is a subjective method that is mainly dependent on expert knowledge and experience. This method is widely used in industrial products, consumer preference measurement, and management decision and so on. It is an important premise in sensory evaluation of selecting appropriate experts to participate in the test. On discussing the basic assumption and selection criteria, the ideal process of selecting expert in sensory evaluation is put forward in this paper. The method of fuzzy comprehensive evaluation is used in establishing an algorithm of selecting expert in sensory evaluation, and the application of this algorithm is explained by one example.


Expert Sensory evaluation Fuzzy comprehensive evaluation 



We gratefully acknowledge the support of State Bureau of foreign expert’s affairs project of China (grant No. 2012-12), the support by grant 2010GXS5D253 of National Soft Science of China, and thte support by grant 2012XWD-S1202 of Southwest University for Nationalities.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of Management, Southwest University for NationalitiesChengduPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.The ENSAIT Textile InstituteRoubaixFrance

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