Extracting Naming Concepts by Analyzing Recipes and the Modifiers in Their Titles

  • Shoko Wakamiya
  • Yukiko Kawai
  • Hidetsugu Nanba
  • Kazutoshi Sumiya


On user-generated recipe-sharing sites such as Rakuten recipe, various modifiers such as “Kid-friendly” and “Simple” are often used in the titles of the recipes to signify their characteristics. Although a modifier is used in a number of recipes’ titles, the underlying concepts utilized vary. In this paper, we propose a system which extract and present Naming Concepts for recipes based on modifiers in their titles. Specifically, the system obtains typical ingredients and cooking utensils by summarizing the recipes for a dish to extract the differences between the elements of recipes and the typical elements in terms of addition, deletion and exchangeability and extracts additional information from procedures. Then, it identifies Naming Concepts for the recipes by extracting feature patterns based on the differences extracted and grouping them on the basis of the patterns. Finally, it presents recipes with granted Naming Concepts for readers. In the experiment, we extract the Naming Concepts of given recipes with a real recipe dataset.


Cooking utensils Ingredients Modifiers Naming concepts Recipe features Typical User-generated recipes 



This research was supported in part by Strategic Information and Communications R&D Promotion Programme (SCOPE), the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications of Japan and JSPS KAKENHI Grant Number 26280042. The experimental Rakuten recipe dataset was provided by Rakuten Data Release from the Rakuten, Inc.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shoko Wakamiya
    • 1
  • Yukiko Kawai
    • 1
  • Hidetsugu Nanba
    • 2
  • Kazutoshi Sumiya
    • 3
  1. 1.Kyoto Sangyo UniversityKyotoJapan
  2. 2.Hiroshima City UniversityHiroshimaJapan
  3. 3.University of HyogoHimejiJapan

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