Successful food product development requires a clear vision and understanding of the interaction between consumers and product in a context and time perspective. PLS represents a certain modelling principle that describes multivariate observations in terms of their patterns of co-variation. This chapter first gives a short historical and motivational overview of PLS methods followed by a user-friendly theopretical introduction. A layperson's guide to the PLS methods then corresponds to examples in practice and reflections upon future trends.
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