Exploring the Determinants for Grading Malaysian Rice
Noraziah Che Pa1, Nooraini Yusoff2, Norhayati Ahmad3
1Noraziah Che Pa, Research Lab, Human Centered Computing, School of Computing, University Utara Malaysia, Malaysia.
2Nooraini Yusoff, Research Lab, Human Centered Computing, School of Computing, University Utara Malaysia, Malaysia.
3Norhayati Ahmad, Jabatan Kejuruteraan Awam, Politeknik Tuanku Sultanah Bahiyah Kulim, Kedah.
Manuscript received on 03 February 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 10 February 2019 | Manuscript Published on 22 March 2019 | PP: 199-203 | Volume-8 Issue-5S April 2019 | Retrieval Number: ES3417018319/19©BEIESP
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Abstract: Rice plays a significant role in Malaysian economy especially for states in the Northern Region. Rice grading is important in determining rice quality and its subsequent price in the market. It is an important process applied in the rice production industry with the purpose of ensuring that the rice produced for the market meets the quality requirements of consumer. Two important aspects that need to be considered in determining rice grades are grading technique and determinants to be used for grading (usually referred as rice attributes). This article proposes the list of determinants to be used in grading Malaysian rice. Determinants were explored through combination of extensive literature review and series of interview with the domain experts and practitioners. The proposed determinants are believed to be beneficial to BERNAS in improving the current Malaysian rice grading process.
Keywords: Rice Grading, Malaysian Rice, Rice Grade, Grade Determinants.
Scope of the Article: Ubiquitous Multimedia Computing