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November 25, 2011

Recipe Networks Reveal Human Taste Preferences

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by kfc, Technology Review

Napoleon famously remarked that an army marches on its stomach. So it’s no surprise that the U.S. military carries out a significant amount of research on food science. In the past, this has produced classic dishes such as the indestructible sandwich and the vitamin patch. Today, Chun-Yuen Teng at the University of Michigan and colleagues use funding from the U.S. Air Force and Army to distill the world’s collective wisdom on how to combine ingredients. They’ve done this simply by studying the relationships between some 46,000 recipes on the website. These guys used this data to create two networks.

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