July 30, 2014
This past weekend, my friends Doug Safreno and Clay Schubiner won the “best API integration” award with me at the 2014 Meteor Hackathon.
We built Saurus, a word processor with real-time natural language processing. It finds synonyms and Wikipedia articles for you as you type.
Saurus uses context-aware parsing and part-of-speech tagging to recognize named entities in order to provide smart Wikipedia results, word synonyms from WordNet, background themes from Flickr using AlchemyAPI, and more.
Check it out at http://thesaurus.meteor.com
The code is written with extensibility in mind, so you can pipe-in new APIs to create new semantic helpers and customize them. It's open sourced and available here: