IBM announced today that Reimagine Food has chosen IBM Cloud on which to develop and operate a new discovery tool for the food industry.
SmartFoodS, is a powerful 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 & tech.
The Barcelona-based 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.
“We have tried to bring innovation closer to the food sector and, to do so, we have monitored over 40,000 information sources” says Francesc Saldaña, Corporate Services Manager at Reimagine Food. “By building this discovery tool on the IBM Cloud, we have the ability to easily expand as the tool consumes more and more data, and as more and more people use it.”
“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.