Inspiration

To bring together people's collective opinion on any movie on a single platform. Inspiration was founded by viewing various sources such as Kaggle and IMDb data.

What it does

Providing social media highlights for yet to be released movies via sentiment analysis.

How we built it

We created a React App and a Flask Api and connected them to show the social media highlights of any movie. To get the sentiment analysis data, we used Python Sentiment Analysis Libraries such as VaderSentiment. To get popular recent tweets, we relied on Twitter API. To integrate the APIs on React, we relied on Axios.

Challenges we ran into

Initially, we were planning to use a React Frontend and a Flask Backend. But, since we couldn't resolve the integration issues between Flask and React, we decided to deploy a Flask API that used by the React App. Finally, we didn't have time to connect the Box Office Predictor to the React App.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

Merging React and Flask using API calls in an unconventional manner. Also, being able to pull up the sentiment analysis results with VaderSentiment (with recent tweets) and the Box Office Predictions using the Random Forest algorithm.

What we learned

We further enhanced our working knowledge of React functionality. Also, we learned how to perform sentiment analysis on social media data.

What's next for MAPDB

Fully integrate the Box Office Predictor to achieve full functionality of the React App.

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