Important Note

The links that you search for, must full urls of the form "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki..."

Inspiration

I really like things that help people learn more and better, so this hack is really just an extensive of a larger life goal to help people learn. I love the thought that technology can empower someone to have a more interesting, better informed day.

How it works

Generating quizzes for any corpus of text is an excessively hard problem, but Wikipedia is a large, standardized, and classified collection of text sources which makes problem a lot easier to manage. So I pull in the article, scrape it clean, analyze the clean article text for specific patterns, and then generate questions from the information that I gather.

I altered all of the embedded Wikipedia links in the article content to redirect to WikiQuiz, so you can explore Wikipedia as a set of quizzes.

Challenges I ran into

  • I ran into a lot of problems trying to parse out clean text from the article.
  • I struggled then pulling salient questions from the data source.
  • And displaying the content in a way that made sense.

Accomplishments that I'm proud of

I think that I have certainly made an excellent go of building a system that dynamically creates quizzes based on the received input.

What I learned

I learned a lot about navigating other people's messy html hierarchies.

What's next for WikiQuiz

Idk

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