Application of Decision Tree Algorithm for classification and identification of natural minerals using SEM-EDS


AKKAŞ E. , AKIN L. , ÇUBUKÇU H. E. , ARTUNER H.

COMPUTERS & GEOSCIENCES, cilt.80, ss.38-48, 2015 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 80
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.cageo.2015.03.015
  • Dergi Adı: COMPUTERS & GEOSCIENCES
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.38-48

Özet

A mineral is a natural, homogeneous solid with a definite chemical composition and a highly ordered atomic arrangement. Recently, fast and accurate mineral identification/classification became a necessity. Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectrometers integrated with Scanning Electron Microscopes (SEM) are used to obtain rapid and reliable elemental analysis or chemical characterization of a solid. However, mineral identification is challenging since there is wide range of spectral dataset for natural minerals. The more mineralogical data acquired, time required for classification procedures increases. Moreover, applied instrumental conditions on a SEM-EDS differ for various applications, affecting the produced X-ray patterns even for the same mineral. This study aims to test whether C5.0 Decision Tree is a rapid and reliable method algorithm for classification and identification of various natural magmatic minerals.