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Perspective API : The abusive content hunter

Abusive or Toxic conversations in a web platform are always a head ache for site owners. It will not only spoil the online reputation, but also welcome a lot of other problems. Here is a service from Google named Perspective API. It’s an API service that helps in identifying the ‘Toxic’ factor in your conversations. Perspective API uses machine learning to spot abuse and harassment web platforms. It delivers a ‘Toxic Score’ for a conversation. Web administrator can use this score to provide real time feedback to participants in the conversation. On configuring Perspective API on your platform, you can identify and eliminate toxic/abusive conversations with an ease.

Platform: API based


Automated testing using Behat

BEHAT is an automated testing framework for PHP. Behat is used for functional testing. Behat is open source as well as it can be expanded using extensions. It works on the principle, Behavior Driven Development. Behat requirement documents are written in a language called Gherkin. Gherkin is plain English formatted in a specific way so that the Behat software can parse it. It will require programmers support to implement it.

More information is available at Behat Official website.


How to send Ebooks to Amazon Kindle using Emails

It’s quite easy. Just follow the steps given below

Step 1: Find the email address of your Kindle

  • Login to your Amazon account.
  • Navigate to [if Indian account , ]
  • Navigate to Your Devices >> Kindle>> Next to “Email,” you’ll find the Kindle’s email address.

Step 2: Add your email id [from which you will send books] to approved email list.
After locating Kindle Settings >> Approved Personal Document E-mail List >> Add email, if your email id doesn’t exist there.

Step 3 : Send the email.

For different file formats, you will have to send different emails.

  1. Mobi Format
    Just attach the file, add a subject line and send it to Kindle’s email. No email body text needed.
  2. PDF format
    Option 1 : Retain graphics and structure as it is.
    Just attach the file, add a subject line and send it to Kindle’s email. No email body text needed.
    Option 2 : Convert the pdf to kindle format for better readability. This will result in loosing the default page structure and formatting.
    Attach the file, add the subject line as convert and send it to Kindle’s email. No email body text needed.
  3. EPUB Format
    Amazon Kindle by default accepts .mobi format. So convert that book to .mobi format using some converter. Eg: Calibre, .

Software Intro : OpenShot Video Editor

Looking for an open source software to execute basic video edits?

Here comes OpenShot video editor. As the name indicates, it’s open source and is completely free. It comes with a tons of options to edit videos both online and offline. It can be installed on windows machine, Linux Machine and even on Mac machines. They also delivers an Amazon instance that can be used for online editing. API’s are also available. So, if you are planning to build a mobile app that needs a video editing feature, you can use it..

Website :
Type : Video Editor
Platform : Windows, Linux, Mac and Amazon Instance
API availability : Yes for online instances.


Use ‘Open Calais’ to structure your unstructured content

Open Calais is an initiative from Thomson Reuters that help people in structuring unstructured data. Open Calais uses Natural Language Processing(NLP) and machine learning algorithms to analyse unstructured text to generate semantic data in RDF format.
It’s quite easy for webmasters to implement it. All you have to do is feed unstructured data into Open Calais using API’s and generate tags for people, places, companies, facts, and events in your content to increase its value, accessibility and interoperability.
Open Calais offers Free as well as Paid plans.

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