Measuring and Characterizing Nutritional Information of Food and Ingestion Content in Instagram

@article{Sharma2015MeasuringAC,
  title={Measuring and Characterizing Nutritional Information of Food and Ingestion Content in Instagram},
  author={Sanket S. Sharma and Munmun De Choudhury},
  journal={Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on World Wide Web},
  year={2015}
}
Social media sites like Instagram have emerged as popular platforms for sharing ingestion and dining experiences. However research on characterizing the nutritional information embedded in such content is limited. In this paper, we develop a computational method to extract nutritional information, specifically calorific content from Instagram food posts. Next, we explore how the community reacts specifically to healthy versus non-healthy food postings. Based on a crowdsourced approach, our… 

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