Smart Menus

The aim of the joint research project is to make the integration of menu texts smarter, so that an algorithm already makes the distinction between individual elements such as e.g. main course, appetizer, price, etc. This results in the further possibility of making an improved presentation of the menus and in addition with statistical methods could be determined the frequencies of certain foods or the combinations and incorporated into recommendation systems for end customers.


Menu Analysis collects lunch menus from all over Austria and displays them in a structured way on the website. The data are either manually entered by restaurant operators (rarely) or automatically collected on the Internet via web crawlers. In order to be able to offer value added services in the future, the menu texts should be analyzed semantically.

Runtime: 01.09.2018-31.01.2019
Funding: Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) – Innovation Voucher