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  • Agriculture, Multidisciplinary - 1 - 1 - 6/56
  • Computer Science, Interdisciplinary Applications - 2 - 2 - 32/102
  • Artificial Neural Networks
Titulo: Early warning in egg production curves from commercial hens: A SVM approach
Tipo: revista internacional
Fecha: 1,2016
Revista: Computers and Electronics in Agriculture
JCR Journal; Impact Factor: 1.761
SCIMago SJR: 0.895
Volumen: 121
Paginas: 169-179
ISSN: 0168-1699
Editorial: Elsevier
doi: 10.1016/j.compag.2015.12.009


Artificial Intelligence allows the improvement of our daily life, for instance, speech and handwritten text recognition, real time translation and weather forecasting are common used applications. In the livestock sector, machine learning algorithms have the potential for early detection and warning of problems, which represents a significant milestone in the poultry industry. Production problems generate economic loss that could be avoided by acting in a timely manner. In the current study, training and testing of support vector machines are addressed, for an early detection of problems in the production curve of commercial eggs, using farm’s egg production data of 478,919 laying hens grouped in 24 flocks. Experiments using support vector machines with a 5 k-fold cross-validation were performed at different previous time intervals, to alert with up to 5 days of forecasting interval, whether a flock will experience a problem in production curve. Performance metrics such as accuracy, specificity, sensitivity, and positive predictive value were evaluated, reaching 0-day values of 0.9874, 0.9876, 0.9783 and 0.6518 respectively on unseen data (test-set). The optimal forecasting interval was from zero to three days, performance metrics decreases as the forecasting interval is increased. It should be emphasized that this technique was able to issue an alert a day in advance, achieving an accuracy of 0.9854, a specificity of 0.9865, a sensitivity of 0.9333 and a positive predictive value of 0.6135. This novel application embedded in a computer system of poultry management is able to provide significant improvements in early detection and warning of problems related to the production curve.

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