CHI EA 2014
Conference paper

Computational creativity for culinary recipes

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Computational creativity is an emerging branch of artificial intelligence that places computers in the center of the creative process. This demonstration shows a computational system that creates flavorful, novel, and perhaps healthy culinary recipes by drawing on big data techniques. It brings analytics algorithms together with disparate data sources from culinary science, chemistry, and hedonic psychophysics. In its most powerful manifestation, the system operates through a mixed-initiative approach to human-computer interaction via turns between human and computer. In particular, the sequential creation process is modeled after stages in human cognitive processes of creativity. The end result is an ingredient list, ingredient proportions, as well as a directed acyclic graph representing a partial ordering of culinary recipe steps.


26 Apr 2014


CHI EA 2014