The IBM Watson [Personality Insights][service_url] service uses linguistic analysis to extract cognitive and social characteristics from input text such as email, text messages, tweets, forum posts, and more. By deriving cognitive and social preferences, the service helps users to understand, connect to, and communicate with other people on a more personalized level.
You need a Bluemix account. If you don't have one, sign up. Experimental Watson Services are free to use.
Download and install the Cloud-foundry CLI tool if you haven't already.
manifest.ymlfile and change
<application-name>to something unique. The name you use determines the URL of your application. For example,
applications: - services: - my-service-instance name: <application-name> command: npm start path: . memory: 512M
Connect to Bluemix with the command line tool.
cf api https://api.ng.bluemix.net cf login
Create and retrieve service keys to access the [Personality Insights][service_url] service:
cf create-service personality_insights tiered my-pi-service cf create-service-key my-pi-service myKey cf service-key my-pi-service myKey
.envfile in the root directory by copying the sample
.env.examplefile using the following command:
cp .env.example .env
You will update the
.envwith the information you retrieved in steps 5.
.envfile will look something like the following:
Install the dependencies you application need:
Start the application locally:
Point your browser to http://localhost:3000.
Optional: Push the application to Bluemix:
After completing the steps above, you are ready to test your application. Start a browser and enter the URL of your application.
<your application name>.mybluemix.net
For more details about developing applications that use Watson Developer Cloud services in Bluemix, see Getting started with Watson Developer Cloud and Bluemix.
Setting Up the Twitter Application
Add your application's callback URL:
- For Bluemix environment:
- For Local environment:
- For Bluemix environment:
.envfile and add your twitter application credentials:
Restart the app locally or push it again to Bluemix.
The main source of troubleshooting and recovery information is the Bluemix log. To view the log, run the following command:
cf logs <application-name> --recent
For more details about the service, see the documentation for the Personality Insights.
. ├── app.js // express entry point ├── config // express configuration │ ├── error-handler.js │ ├── express.js │ ├── i18n.js │ ├── passport.js │ └── security.js ├── helpers // utility modules │ ├── personality-insights.js │ └── twitter-helper.js ├── i18n // internationalization │ ├── en.json │ ├── es.json │ └── ja.json ├── manifest.yml ├── package.json ├── public │ ├── css │ ├── data // sample text and tweets │ ├── fonts │ ├── images │ └── js ├── router.js // express routes ├── server.js // application entry point ├── test └── views // ejs views
This sample code is licensed under Apache 2.0.
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