Being able to exercise your voting right is the most important part of democracy. We often form a hype for high-level politicians, but don't think about our state representatives and other local political contest. Our friend informed that he voted for a representative only because their name had Mailman in it. Is that fair?
What it does
Our tool harnesses the power of machine learning and sentiment analysis to rank politicians based on key issues.
How we built it
We used the flask web framework to form a web-enabled application that uses IBM watson sentiment analysis to find out what a politician's stance is
Challenges we ran into
Trying to integrate two different API into a single platform and make them play well was the biggest challenge that we had.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We were finally able to get sentiment analysis working using web scraped data and produced relevant information for the user.
What we learned
how to use web API's, and Developing web applications.
What's next for WiseElect
We want to train the sentiment analysis algorithm to more accurately predict the politician's stances on different issues