Computers and the Internet in sensory quality control
Computer technology is changing rapidly as is the scope and use of the Internet. These tools are being applied to a broad range of quality control activities, including sensory evaluation. The main areas of impact of this technology are in test design, collection of data, tabulation, storage, statistical analysis and reporting of the data in real time over great distances. Effective quality systems can be constructed using anything from the simplest spreadsheet programs through to sophisticated integrated quality control systems operating over corporate networks. This article provides an overview of the tools that are available and discusses a specific case as an example of a starting point for computerizing sensory quality control.
Findlay, C. J. (2002). Computers and the Internet in sensory quality control. Food Quality and Preference, 13, 423-428. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0950-3293(02)00016-2