Honored and inspired to be among the winners of the Local Hack Day Hackathon.
We had a killer team of 4. We built a single page application that creates text summaries and provides references on a researched topic.
As students, we have to do a huge amount of reading. We thought how we can do it better and help other students to hack their studying experience.
What it does
Summerize is a single page application that handles all the summarizing work for you – just give it an article or a URL to mess with. It even gives a list of helpful keywords. And… it also has a friendly chat bot. The chat bot will answer your questions based on the context.
How we built it
With a lot of crying, tears and blood. On top of it, we used Node.js and Express.js on the back-end and React.js on the front-end. Under the hood Summerize uses a Node.js library to provide a summary and the chat bot uses the QnA Maker service from Microsoft AI. To get the keywords & references Summerize uses Microsoft Azure’s Text Analytics API.
Challenges we ran into
Learning how to train the knowledge database via QnA Maker service from Microsoft AI was also a huge deal. You should check out the video below!
Accomplishments that we’re proud of
We have a working product by the end of 8 hours! Also, we killed all the bugs thrown at us.
What we learned
- Microsoft Azure API
- New Node.js libraries for the text processing
- Dealing with merge conflicts
- Teamwork and how to share snacks