A regional food's features extraction algorithm and its application

Trung Duc Nguyen, Diep Thi Ngoc Nguyen, Yasushi Kiyoki

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Abstract

Automatically detecting food's taste is a non-trivial part. However, we realize that the taste of food can be extracted by directly analyzing recipes by the ingredients and the amount of them in the recipes. In this paper, we present a food analysis system to discover the taste of foods and to better understand the featured ingredients in each specific geographical region. The main features of this system are (1) to extract dominant ingredients and tastes in a region by analyzing the ingredients' frequency and its uniqueness, and (2) to transform user's existing materials or original recipe to a new recipe according to a targeted taste. To examine the feasibility and applicability of the algorithm, we have developed a web-based application with a recipe database collected from approximately 200 recipes in over 7 regions of Japan: Hokkaido-Tohoku, Kanto, Kansai, Shikoku, Tyubu, Kyusyu-Okinawa and Tyugoku.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCEA 2013 - Proceedings of the 5th International Workshop on Multimedia for Cooking and Eating Activities
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages15-20
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781450323925
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jan 1
Event5th International Workshop on Multimedia for Cooking and Eating Activities, CEA 2013 - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 2013 Oct 212013 Oct 21

Publication series

NameCEA 2013 - Proceedings of the 5th International Workshop on Multimedia for Cooking and Eating Activities

Other

Other5th International Workshop on Multimedia for Cooking and Eating Activities, CEA 2013
CountrySpain
CityBarcelona
Period13/10/2113/10/21

Keywords

  • Dynamic recipe
  • Food's features
  • Recipe retrieval
  • Text mining
  • Web crawler

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Computer Science Applications

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    Nguyen, T. D., Nguyen, D. T. N., & Kiyoki, Y. (2013). A regional food's features extraction algorithm and its application. In CEA 2013 - Proceedings of the 5th International Workshop on Multimedia for Cooking and Eating Activities (pp. 15-20). (CEA 2013 - Proceedings of the 5th International Workshop on Multimedia for Cooking and Eating Activities). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/2506023.2506027