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  • 1. where  do  you  want  to  eat  today? João  Magalhães May  2010
  • 2. Finding restaurants The  problem we  get  easily . Always eating in the same place bored . No knowledge about neighboring restaurants . No knowledge about prices not  willing  to spend  more  than . No knowledge about restaurant styles 8  eur . No knowledge about restaurant menus we  love  italian
  • 3. The fails...
  • 4.  not  really  a   restaurant good  shot! but  a  bit expensive
  • 5. Great!  no  results... Coimbra? yet  another recipe!
  • 6. Great!  no  results  again... But  we  forgive  you!
  • 7. * penne  all  arrabiata  in  coimbra  for  8  euro Search  The  new  way  to  discover  a  place  to  eat *
  • 8. À La Carte Basics Search  engine + Database .  Semantic  based .  Lots  of  restaurant  information .  Human  proof .  Structured .  Just  works .  Open Everything  else  is  built  on  top  of  these  simple  concepts
  • 9. À La Carte The  search  engine it  just  works! . Naturally easy to use semantic search engine . Focused in 5 main vectors: 1-­ Dish 2-­ Location 3-­ Price 4-­ Restaurant 5-­ Reputation this  one  is  an extra! 6-­ Meta data (tags)
  • 10. À La Carte Database Lots  of  information  about: Restaurants Dishes Location,  description,  menu   Ingredients,  nutrition  info, (dishes,  deserts  and  wines), related  restaurants,  pictures, reviews  and  comments,  pictures, health  information chef  opinion,  etc Metadata Crowd  sourcing RESTful  API
  • 11. À La Carte Usage Restaurant   Vs   . Restaurant comparison Restaurant . City restaurant tour . Business intelligence backed clustering recommendation engine based  on  your . Healthy food recommendations history . Random restaurant selection . Restaurant and dish comment and reviewing system feeling  lycky?
  • 12. À La Carte The  ecosystem 5 1 Restaurant  owner 4 The  user  finds  the   publishes  information restaurant,  the   2 3 food  and  rates  it   or  even  complements the  info! The  system  processes and  publishes  the  information
  • 13. À La Carte The  future . Social experience . Legacy system integration . Loyalty driven system . Restaurant tops, benchmarking. More  ideas  to  come  !
  • 14. À La Carte The  business  model . Fremium based: Free basic services and paid premium services . Free profile creation and menu streaming . Paid statistics and business intelligence about audience . Paid booking . Paid advertising Contextual   recommendations The  restaurants  pay  the  bill