Watson Weather Natural Classifier With IBM MobileFirst Foundation on IBM Bluemix
Android Mobile app to try out the Watson Classifier service. This is part of a tutorial that walks you through how to create a simple mobile app for a watson service called Natural Language Classifier.
It also walks you through adding IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation V8 for adding some robustness and other utilities to the app.
- Download the code as a zip file by clicking on Clone or Download.
- Import the project in Android Studio File -> Open -> Navigate to unzipped folder of the app.
- Proceed to the next steps while gradle does its thing.
Creating MobileFirst Foundation Service on Bluemix
- Load bluemix.net and visit the Catalog page (Classic Experience).
- From the left sidebar, tick the Mobile checkbox under Services. Then, click on the Mobile Foundation tile to begin the service creation process.
- Select a space to use and optionally set a Service name.
- Select the 'Developer' Plan, then click Create.
- Start the MobileFirst Server by clicking on 'Start Basic Server'.
Let's go Cognitive with Watson Classifier
Go to the “CATALOG” in the top nav bar and select “Watson” Services.
Click on “Natural Language Classifier”.
Pick the defaults.
Change the Service Name if you prefer.
Click on “Create”.
Add the sample training data
This is what teaches the service to classify weather related info v/s golf related info. Download the sample
- Go to Weather Training Data
- Save the file. (If the file is shown on the browser, Right-click and Save the file with .csv extension.)
Upload the training data
Open Chrome extension Postman create a request as follows
- Method: POST (Select from the DropDown)
- URL: https://gateway.watsonplatform.net/natural-language-classifier/api/v1/classifiers
- Authorization: Select Basic Auth from the dropdown. Username and Password from the Credentials.
Go back to Bluemix dashboard. Under Watson Classifier service you just created, On the left side of the page, click Service Credentials to view your service credentials
Copy Username and Password from these service credentials.
Body: Select form-data . Add the following
|training_data||File||Choose the saved csv File|
- Keep the Postman response open – you will need the info later. It would
look something like this:
"classifier_id": "563C46x20-nlc-154", "name": "TutorialClassifier", "language": "en", "created": "2016-01-19T10:52:06.518Z", "url": "https:// gateway.watsonplatform.net/natural-language-classifier/api/v1/ classifiers/563C46x20-nlc-154", "status": "Training", "status_description": "The classifier instance is in its training phase, not yet ready to accept classify requests" }``` - Your Watson backend is ready to query via REST. ## Edit and Run via Android Studio Go back to Android studio - Edit the file app\java\HttpStuff.java - Replace username and password from your Natural Language Classifier service credentials - classifierID from the Postman response - Start the emulator and Run the app - Try the app – ask something like “Do I need a jacket today?” - This is your app talking to the Watson REST service! ## What's Next Open Command Prompt - Point to the folder where you downloaded the android code. - Run this command "mfpdev server add" and enter the below details <br>? Enter the name of the new server profile: MyBluemixServer <br>? Enter the fully qualified URL of this server: https://[YOUR MOBILEFIRST FOUNDATION SERVICE URL]:443 <br>? Enter the MobileFirst Server administrator login ID: admin <br>? Enter the MobileFirst Server administrator password: ***** (Click on the eye icon to see your password) <br>? Save the administrator password for this server?: Yes <br>? Enter the context root of the MobileFirst administration services: mfpadmin <br>? Enter the MobileFirst Server connection timeout in seconds: 30 <br>? Make this server the default?: Yes <br>Verifying server configuration... <br>The following runtimes are currently installed on this server: mfp <br>Server profile 'MyBluemixServer' added successfully. - Run this command "mfpdev app register". ## Final Step - Go to IBM MobileFirst Foundation service page and Click on LAUNCH CONSOLE. - Login with Username: admin and Password: Click on eye icon. - Under Applications on the left tab you should see Weather Classifier. To learn more visit [MobileFirst Dev Center](https://mobilefirstplatform.ibmcloud.com)