The database presented here was used in research for a voice search application.
2 food types databases (FoodDB and FoodDB_large) are presented.
The databases each have 2 database fields:
1. A general specifier: describes a food ingredient or a dish name
2. A mode specifier: describes a preparation mode of the ingredient or dish
Furthermore, speech queries with reference transcriptions and a statistical language model are also provided.
FoodDB is based on ‘*The Book of Household Management*’ by Isabella Beeton . The database contains food types from the index of the book.
The speech queries were mined from the audio book version available on LibriVox . For scalability tests, databases with food types
from Freebase  were used to expand the original database.