Detection and Recognition of Food in Photo Galleries for Analysis of User Preferences
Food analysis is one of the most important parts of user preference prediction engines for recommendation systems in the travel domain. In this paper, we describe and study the neural network method that allows you to recognize food in a gallery of photos taken with mobile devices. The described method consists of three main stages, including the classification of scenes, food detection, and subsequent classification. An essential feature of the developed method is the use of lightweight neural network models, which allows its usage on mobile devices. The development of the method was carried out using both known open data and a proprietary data set.