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Prevention of Cooktop Ignition Using Detection and Multi-Step Machine Learning Algorithms

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Author(s)

Wai Cheong Tam, Eugene Yujun Fu, Amy E. Mensch, Anthony P. Hamins, Christina Yu, Grace Ngai, Hong va Leong

Abstract

This paper presents a study to examine the potential use of machine learning models to build a real-time detection algorithm for prevention of kitchen cooktop fires. Sixteen sets of time- dependent sensor signals were obtained from 60 normal/ignition cooking experiments. A total of 200 000 data instances are documented and analyzed. The raw data are preprocessed. Selected features are generated for time series data focusing on real-time detection applications. Utilizing the leave-one-out cross validation method, three machine learning models are built and tested. Parametric studies are carried out to understand the diversity, volume, and tendency of the data. Given the current dataset, the detection algorithm based on Support Vector Machine (SVM) provides the most reliable prediction (with an overall accuracy of 96.9 %) on pre-ignition conditions. Analyses indicate that using a multi-step approach can further improve overall prediction accuracy. The development of an accurate detection algorithm can provide reliable feedback to intercept ignition of unattended cooking and help reduce fire losses.
Citation
Fire Safety Journal

Keywords

machine learning, time series classification, cooking, fire prevention, fire detection, artificial machine learning, time series classification, cooking, fire prevention, fire detection

Citation

, W. , , E. , Mensch, A. , Hamins, A. , Yu, C. , Ngai, G. and , H. (2020), Prevention of Cooktop Ignition Using Detection and Multi-Step Machine Learning Algorithms, Fire Safety Journal (Accessed May 24, 2024)

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Created May 8, 2020, Updated June 13, 2020