CookIIS -- Competing in the First Computer Cooking Contest

Alexandre Hanft, Norman Ihle, Kerstin Bach, Régis Newo

In: KI - Künstliche Intelligenz, German Journal on Artificial Intelligence - Organ des Fachbereiches "Künstliche Intelligenz" der Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V. (KI) 23 1 Seiten 30-33 Böttcher IT Bremen 1/2009.


This article gives a brief introduction to the 1st Computer Cooking Contest and presents one of the participating systems in more detail. The 1st Computer Cooking Contest was co-located at the ECCBR’08 where six European teams competed in a main compulsory task and two challenges. The creation of meals based on given criteria served as application domain and the competition rounds dealt with everyday questions like "What should I cook tonight?" or "How can I substitute ingredients that I currently do not have?". Our system CookIIS was one of the six finalist systems competing in the contest and is the winner of the Menu Challenge. The article describes the technical realisation of the system including the underlying concepts, knowledge models, the processing of the queries, and the web interface.

Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence