This paper presents an approach for analysing food-porn images and their related comments published by the cooking school Getcookingcanada Instagram account. Our approach processes the published images to extract colour parameters, counts the number of likes, and also analyses the comments related to each publication. A dataset containing all these was built, and methods were applied to study correlations among the data: a regression analysis, an ANOVA and a sentiment analysis of the comments on the dataset to explain the relation between the quantity of likes and the sentiment obtained from the food images. Our results show a correlation between the number of likes and the sentiment analysis of the comments. Images that evoke a positive sentiment have a higher number of likes and comments. Users’ experience on creating posts is also analysed and confirms a positive correlation between the number of likes and the publisher’s experience.
IOS Press, Inc.
6751 Tepper Drive
Clifton, VA 20124
Tel.: +1 703 830 6300
Fax: +1 703 830 2300 firstname.lastname@example.org
(Corporate matters and books only) IOS Press c/o Accucoms US, Inc.
For North America Sales and Customer Service
West Point Commons
Lansdale PA 19446
Tel.: +1 866 855 8967
Fax: +1 215 660 5042 email@example.com