After all my classes shifted to online learning, I found that lectures were even more unbearable than usual. A little bit of research showed me that it's because passive learning translates poorly to all-online classes. One way for students actively engage with the material is through creating their own questions and researching the answers - however, in today's world, you need to be able to distinguish trustworthy sources. This is where Disrespect Detector is useful.
What it does
Disrespect Detector is a Chrome extension that uses Google's Perspective Comment Analyzer API to evaluate the toxicity of the content on a page. The Perspective API assigns comments a "toxicity score", which demonstrate the likelihood that a reader would find the comment offensive.
How I built it
Challenges I ran into
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
This was my first Chrome extension! And my first hackathon.
What I learned
I learned a lot about the Perspective API, JQuery and Ajax, and the structure of Chrome extensions in general. It was a bit of a learning curve, but I'm more confident writing projects from scratch now.
What's next for Disrespect Detector
I would extend this by adding a more developed UI, like a more interactive popup. Incorporating other measures of source reliability would also make this a more effective resource.