Wikimedia Commons is a Wikimedia Foundation project and an online repository of images videos and other media files. A Twitter bot is a type of bot software that controls a Twitter account via the Twitter API. This project aims at creating a Twitter bot similar to NYPL Emoji bot for pictures on Commons. If a user tweets an emoji to the bot, the bot should reply to the tweet with an image from Commons that represents the same emotion as the emoji. That is, an image selected randomly from Commons, that matches the emoji. Note that the bot will not only use graphical emoji but also text based emoji ( as this: ;-) ). This project will make it possible for most Wikimedia Commons pictures to be exposed to the world. Hence bringing more awareness to Commons.

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Student

Perside Rosalie

Mentors

  • Ariel Glenn
  • Derick Ndimnain Alangi
  • Dereckson
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2018