The idea came from a problem we faced when reading digital text. Whereas plain old paper books allowed for a nonlinear read, where you can quickly jump between the index, the glossary and multiple pages, we felt that numerical text does not allow for much freedom.
What it does
book++ allows the user to quickly reach what he is looking for in a text, even if it is a vague and not very precise query.
How we built it
With a VueJS front-end calling a Python Flask framework, and some NLP to process the text.
Challenges we ran into
-Connecting the front-end to a gpu-cluster back-end -JS issues
Accomplishments that we're proud of
-1st front-end project ever and it doesn't look too bad -The product works
What we learned
-How to build a working product that combines all aspects of programming.
What's next for book++
-We have a lot more functionalities in mind -More work on the UX/UI