Our team wanted to make something that could make stories, as well as involve technology that we were new to.
What it does
Plotomatic generates funny mad-libs style image captions for images.
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
Initially, we were trying to use the Natural Language Toolkit (NLTK) in order to generate stories. The sentences it generated were simplistic and not very interesting. Instead, we switched to mad-libs style generation because it allows us to add humor that would be much harder for a machine to learn.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
Building a full-stack webapp!
What we learned
That APIs are really useful for building something efficiently, and how machine learning works when it comes to text and language.
What's next for Plotomatic
Using a recurrent neural network to generate predictive text based on a description of the uploaded image.