Savouring Greece

Academic Publications

May 28, 2020 (preprint) Conference Paper Open Access

Issues in linking a thesaurus of Macedonian and Thracian gastronomy with the Langual system

Toraki, Katerina; Markantonatou, Stella; Vacalopoulou, Anna; Minos, Panagiotis; Pavlidis, George;

As part of our project entitled “GRE-Taste: The Taste of Greece,” we have been developing a trilingual (Greek, English and Russian) thesaurus of food served in restaurants in Eastern Macedonia and Thrace. To this end, we have designed a web thesaurus development environment, and have def...

May 28, 2020 (preprint) Journal Paper Open Access

Gastronomic tourism in Greece and beyond: a thorough review

Pavlidis, George; Markantonatou, Stella;

It may be the case that the world is gradually becoming global (and somehow unified), but tourists are more and more looking for experiences based on ‘divergence’, on destination identity and culture. One such strong ‘diversity’ feature is the regional gastronomy. According...

July 24, 2020 (preprint) Book Section Open Access

Deep learning approaches in food recognition

Kiourt, Chairi; Pavlidis, George; Markantonatou, Stella;

Automatic image-based food recognition is a particularly challenging task. Traditional image analysis approaches have achieved low classification accuracy in the past, whereas deep learning approaches enabled the identification of food types and their ingredients. The contents of food dishes are...

July 13, 2020 (preprint) Conference Section Open Access

AI in gastronomic tourism

Pavlidis, George; Markantonatou, Stella; Toraki, Katerina; Vacalopoulou, Anna; Strouthopoulos, Charalampos; Varsamis, Dimitrios; Tsimpiris, Alkiviadis; Mouroutsos, Spyridon; Kiourt, Chairi; Sevetlidis, Vasileios; Minos, Panagiotis;

Gastronomy is increasingly becoming a decisive flavour of tourists’ experience. Tourists’ gastronomic experience could be significantly enhanced by AI tools that provide image-based dish recognition and menu translation, thus covering the basic needs of tourists during a visit that...

August 15, 2019 (preprint) Conference Section Open Access

IDION: A database for Modern Greek multiword expressions

Markantonatou, Stella; Minos, Panagiotis; Zakis, George; Moutzouri, Vassiliki; Chantou, Maria;

We report on the ongoing development of IDION, a web resource of richly documented multiword expressions (MWEs) of Modern Greek addressed to the human user and to NLP. IDION contains about 2000 verb MWEs (VMWEs) of which about 850 have been documented as regards their syntactic flexibility, their...

December 7, 2019 (preprint) Conference Section Open Access

Θησαυρός γαστρονομίας της Μακεδονίας και της Θράκης

Markantonatou, Stella; Vacalopoulou, Anna; Minos, Panagiotis; Toraki, Katerina; Pavlidis, George;

Αναπτύσσουμε τρίγλωσσο θησαυρό όρων για τις τροφές...

May 29, 2019 (preprint) Conference Section Open Access

Greek Culinary Tourism Is Lost in Translation

Markantonatou, Stella; Pavlidis, George;

In the framework of the ongoing development of an application that both offers a multilingual, comprehensive (ingredients, nutritional properties, cultural context, location) presentation of the culinary wealth of Central and East Macedonia and Thrace and draws on OCR and Machine Translation...