Very quaffable and great fun: Applying NLP to wine reviews

Iris Hendrickx, Els Lefever, Ilja Croijmans, Asifa Majid, Antal Van Den Bosch

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Abstract

We automatically predict properties of wines on the basis of smell and flavor descriptions from experts' wine reviews. We show wine experts are capable of describing their smell and flavor experiences in wine reviews in a sufficiently consistent manner, such that we can use their descriptions to predict properties of a wine based solely on language. The experimental results show promising F-scores when using lexical and semantic information to predict the color, grape variety, country of origin, and price of a wine. This demonstrates, contrary to popular opinion, that wine experts' reviews really are informative.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication54th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, ACL 2016 - Short Papers
PublisherAssociation for Computational Linguistics (ACL)
Pages306-312
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781510827592
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016
Event54th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, ACL 2016 - Berlin, Germany
Duration: 7 Aug 201612 Aug 2016

Conference

Conference54th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, ACL 2016
Country/TerritoryGermany
CityBerlin
Period7/08/1612/08/16

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