Redes Neurais Artificiais para a Classificação e Análises de Solos Degradados (Artificial Neural Network for Classification and Analysis of Degraded Soils)

Alfredo Bonini Neto (, Carolina dos Santos Batista Bonini (, Beatriz Santos Bisi (, André Rodrigues dos Reis (, Luiz Fernando Sommaggio Coletta (

1Faculdade de Ciências e Engenharia - UNESP - campus de Tupã
2Faculdade de Ciências Agrárias e Tecnológicas - UNESP - campus de Dracena

This paper appears in: Revista IEEE América Latina

Publication Date: March 2017
Volume: 15,   Issue: 3 
ISSN: 1548-0992

This study aimed to evaluate the Artificial Neural Network (ANN) to establish a classification and analysis of degraded soils and its recovery in response to lime and gypsum application. The analyzed degraded soil was classified as Oxisol, and the physical attributes considered were: soil density, soil porosity (macroporosity and microporosity) and soil penetration resistance. The ANN used in this study is the backpropagation composed of two layers, the middle layer and the output layer, with supervised training. The network has four inputs, that are the physical attributes of the soil, in the middle layer the network contains ten neurons and the output layer only one neuron, which has the function of informing if the soil was recovered (R), partially recovered (PR) or not recovered (NR). The analyzed data come from the year 2012, concerning the depths 0.0 - 0.1 m, 0.1 - 0.2 m and 0.2 - 0.4 m. Considering the performance of ANN, it was verified that the network obtained an adequate training to classify the degraded soils, showing low mean square error of analyzed data. Therefore, ANN is considered an interesting alternative and a powerful automatic tool to classify degraded soils during recovery process.

Index Terms:
Soil physics, Artificial intelligence, Recovery of soil, Intelligent systems.   

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