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Semantic Food & Beverages

February 25, 2011

Google do semantic recipe search apparently [1-3] and a university in New York does a Semantic Sommelier [4]. Interesting – yes, but I want more info !

What ontology and what vocabulary is being used – tap[5], pips[9] ? w3.org food[7], hrecipe[6] – or other microformats [8] ? How about Umbel or Yago ? Any chance of a link for the explanation of the sommelier app – would love to know more about it and see it, rather than just some PR ? Do they link to other datasets, so that if I pick a wine or a recipe I can find things that go with the flavours and aromas, see photos, maybe learn the history, culture, location and science/tech of the recipe ? Hell, commercialisation here I come, perhaps I want to know what stores in my area have the ingredients, or stock the wine, with other related produce and offers ? And if a celeb chef happens to endorse it, then maybe I’ll go and but their set of cookware for christmas. (Or I’ll go/link to Amazon and get it cheaper, if they use the same vocabulary…)

If I search for Sausages and you have a recipe for “Bangers and Mash” do I get a recipe snippet or result fraction ? If I search for Mash and you have a blog post about creating a web page from lots of parts of other pages, does it show up ? How about if I search for a French Classic recipe – do I not find results for pages that describe the same thing but in English, German or Japanese ?

This semantic web thing needs to get out there, so you can taste it.

[1] http://www.google.com/landing/recipes/

[2] http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2011/02/google-recipe-semantic/

[3] http://www.cnet.com/8301-13553_1-20035977-32.html

[4] http://news.rpi.edu/update.do

[5] http://deductions.sourceforge.net/GUIgenerator.html#Another

[6] http://microformats.org/wiki/hrecipe-rdf

[7] http://www.w3.org/TR/owl-guide/food.rdf

[8] http://microformats.org/wiki/recipe-formats

[9] http://www.ketzerato.net/repositorio.html

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