Webinar: WITMO - Building a language bot with the Oxford Dictionaries API

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Fri, Jan 25, 2019 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM GMT
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Would you like to understand how lexical data power the development of chatbots?

WITMO - What Is The Meaning Of is a Facebook Messenger dictionary chatbot which allows you to search for the definitions of English words. It also provides synonyms, antonyms, and examples, being a handy tool for anyone learning English.

Developed by Sagar Sodah, Founder of Impact Tech, WITMO was one of the winners of the Oxford Dictionaries 2017 API competition, as Best Language-Learning App.

Come and join Sagar for an overview of WITMO and its structure, and the bot’s surprising journey from being a personal learning challenge to meeting the needs of an unexpected audience.

This session will cover:

  • What does WITMO do?
  • WITMO’s journey: from a personal learning project to fulfilling the needs of an unexpected audience
  • Overview of the chatbot’s architecture
  • What I wished I knew before I started the project
  • Q&A session – bring your questions to Sagar!

Who is this session for?

  • Anyone developing projects that use linguistic data
  • Those interested in chatbot development
  • Those working with Facebook Messenger Bots, NodeJS, Heroku and Gupshup
  • Those working with language engineering apps

You can send your questions in advance to the Oxford Dictionaries API team: [email protected], and we'll pass them on to Sagar.

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