Prolix helps you define words that you're not familiar with!

Built at HackCambridge

Idea of the App

Often you listen to presentations and sometimes words come up that you are not familiar with but you lose time and focus looking them up. It's a distraction to have to actively search for the meaning of a word.

Why shouldn't technology help you with this?

We built an app based on the HPE Haven on Demand Speech Recognition API and wrote an algorithm that predicts if a word has appeared that you are not familiar with. If so, it shows you the definition and gives you a link to Wikipedia and Google Search.

Long-Term Goal

At the moment our app is still in pre-alpha but in the long-run we would like to work on:

  • Supporting multiple languages
  • Using the app to learn new languages
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