Human readable text summaries
Since launching the project, we've had a number of people come up to us and say: "Hey, that graph is sexy, but sometimes I might just want a quick text description of what the weather is going to do over the next hour."
For a while now, we've pondered that very problem. The thing is, a picture really is worth a thousand words. How do you boil down a squiggly complicated precipitation projection into a single sentence?
We've been working on it, and we think we've cracked the problem. The app can now generate text along the lines of: "It will start raining in 8 minutes, and stop 15 minutes later."
Check out the image below for some examples of actual output from this new system.
(So far, we're not quite sure how to best incorporate this text into the app. That's a problem for another day!)
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