Alexa is a powerful platform of natural language processing, it has huge potential to free our cerativity, and bring the spark of thinking by talking to us. For engineers and scientists, maths is one of the most important and frequent request we would like to send to alexa.
What it does
It answers all mathmatical questions and everything which has been stored in the knowledgebase
How we built it
It was built with the Amazon Web Service Lamda and incoorperate with Wolfram Alpha API in python. Amazon web service and Alexa skill kit is the backbone of the service.
Challenges I ran into
- Find the arithmetic API, finally we find wolfram alpha API.
- The method we use to convert text message to the html format wolfram alpha could understand.
- Extract key information returned from wolfram alpha using regular expression.
- Build easyily extensible corpus for the import message. We've ran in challenges such as taking Alexa's input in a way to pass it in our API and ## Accomplishments that I'm proud of