Credible is a restaurant recommendation engine that uses natural language processing on social media to give street smart recommendations to food lovers.

We rely on the age old psychological phenomenon of ‘informational social influence’ otherwise known as ‘social proof’ and we programatically quantify this through what we call 'social signals’.

These signals come from what people say about a particular place online, at the moment for the purpose of the hackathon we restricted it to twitter and instagram, but really anywhere a conversation is happening … we take those narratives and using sentiment analysis, convert them into social signals and the stronger the social signal, the more positively people have spoken about a particular place & its food.

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