Reimagine Food develops discovery tool with IBM Watson

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Barcelona-based Reimagine Food, an international hub devoted to boosting food innovation, selected IBM Cloud to develop and operate a new discovery tool for the food industry.

Dubbed as SmartFoodS (www.smartfoods.eu), is a discovery engine that helps member food producers, retailers, chefs, and food services companies discover information about new trends, industry news, academic investigations, startups, and new products, all related to innovation in food and tech.

Reimagine Food developed the discovery tool using the Watson Natural Language Understanding API on IBM Bluemix, which provides language detection, keyword extraction and sentiment analysis capabilities.

As a result, the tool can process natural language queries that are then combined with the IBM Retrieve and Rank service, the Apache Solr search server, and sophisticated algorithms to provide users with relevant recovery results.

“Reimagine Food is using our cognitive and cloud services to innovate and improve food production, management and understanding and to help its clients reimagine the gastronomic world,” said Angel Moreu, Cloud Manager, IBM Spain, Portugal, Israel and Greece.

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