Food Translator App For Foreign Language Food Menu

Monday, October 24th 2011. | Food & Beverage

What if we are on a foreign country and have a diet, sure we must give extra attention with every menu we will order. The main problem is, the food is get along with the culture of every country, we dont know what is the ingredient of the food, even we dont know a name of a food is refer to what kind of food. this problem is getting near with its solve, because some researcher at Purdue University’s School of Electrical and Computer Engineering invented the technology to translating the food to english without any direct connection to the internet. Using our cellphones or other portable device, this invention is really interesting. The user just need to download a region and language specific configuration and database.

The user can type specific menus, and the interface will diplay most possible translation on a list. Mireille Boutin, person behind this invention said if we just type the menu listing and then the system will translate it automatically without any connection to server.

Food Translator App For Foreign Language Food Menu

The researchers used a method called n-gram consolidation that improves the translation accuracy and dramatically reduces the size of the database while increasing search speed. As a result, the application can be used in a real-time, network-independent environment and produce highly accurate results.

With this application, we can directly decide what kind of dish is proper for our diet, and we can discuss with the waiter whether we need to remove or add some ingredients to the dish. This application will available soon, visit the official website of Purdue University’s School of Electrical and Computer Engineering.