We were inspired to work on this project to serve to aid the miscommunication that's all too present in our world today. Leaders, professors, and authority figures of all shapes and sizes throughout the ages have had to determine their audience's sentiment for one reason or another while they garnered support or searched for a solution. Single individuals simply do not have the time or ability to interview each person of the audience to find out what they all thought and are usually left to make guesses of how they felt by cheers of support or boos of hate. Our goal was to give those over arching figures another tool to observe their audience to ultimately gain a better understanding of their ideas, feelings, and sentiment.
What it does
Sentithink attempts to solve this problem by using the concept of the Internet of Things to track, categorize, and visualize the audible sentiment of a geographically large group of people. Using multiple microphones dispersed throughout an area, Sentithink records 1 minute snippets of sound, transcribes it to text, parses out keywords, and tracks their frequencies over time. These frequencies, and their associated sentiments, are then visualized for the overseers to utilize to essentially see what's trending and how people are interpreting the event.
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We were able to set up all Azure aspects of our program: SQL Database Azure Function Web App Front end visualization Proof of concept demo Lightweight clientside app
What we learned
What's next for Sentithink
Get actual IoT devices to scale the product and test our product on a large area