WITMO - Building a language bot with the Oxford Dictionaries API

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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 covered:

  • 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

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

If you are watching the webinar now and have any questions, post them below and we'll get in touch with Sagar for him to reply.



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