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Leveraging Transfer Learning to Identify Food Categories
 
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Department of Computer Science, Gitam University, Vishakapatnam, India
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Department of Computer Science, Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore, India
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Poorna Chandra Vemula   

Department of Computer Science, Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore, India
Publication date: 2021-12-01
 
Adv. Sci. Technol. Res. J. 2021; 15(4):101–109
 
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In today’s scenario, recognition of pictured food dishes automatically has significant importance. During the COVID-19 pandemic, there was a decline in people visiting restaurants for their dietary requirements. So many restaurants started offering their services online. This situation caused a demand for better categorization of food into various categories on a large scale by companies that facilitated these services. It is challenging to congregate a large dataset of food categories, so it is complex to build a generalized architecture. To solve this issue, In this paper, domain-specific transfer learning is used to build the model using some standard architectures like VGGNET, RESNET, and EFFICIENTNET family, which are trained on popular benchmark datasets such as IMAGENET, COCO, etc. The similarity between the source and target datasets is calculated to find the best source dataset, and the one with the highest similarity is chosen for transfer learning. The solution proposed in this paper outperforms some of the existing works on categorizing food items.