From cookies to cooks: insights on dietary patterns via analysis of web usage logs

  title={From cookies to cooks: insights on dietary patterns via analysis of web usage logs},
  author={Robert West and Ryen W. White and Eric Horvitz},
  journal={Proceedings of the 22nd international conference on World Wide Web},
Nutrition is a key factor in people's overall health. Hence, understanding the nature and dynamics of population-wide dietary preferences over time and space can be valuable in public health. To date, studies have leveraged small samples of participants via food intake logs or treatment data. We propose a complementary source of population data on nutrition obtained via Web logs. Our main contribution is a spatiotemporal analysis of population-wide dietary preferences through the lens of logs… 

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