So I entered another hackathon through DevPost. This one was for Terminal >Hackathon Tech Takes On Mental Health. We had to come up with something for mental health.
I paired up with with someone from the previous hackathon and I believe two others joined in. With the short turnaround I was the only developer on this one, but everyone chipped in other ways.
We would up making Tell Me Something Good. It’s a basic page that allows a user to input how they are feeling. It then sends that submission to the Google Cloud Natural Language REST API. The API takes the text submitted and analyzes it’s sentiment, returning a score. A 1 or it’s very positive, a -1 if it’s extremely negative, with increments in between.
It’s actually a pretty slick API. We threw all sorts of sentences and paragraphs at it, and the ML (machine learning) really does an amazing job of giving accurate results.
An example of the project can be found here on Glitch:
and on GitHub here:
This one was very fun too. It took me a little bit to the the authorization going with the REST API, but once I got it going it was very flexible and easy to work with. I’m starting to get some very creative uses of sentiment analysis.