SkyPhrase Sports lets you get powerful statistics and alerts with simple English commands and queries. Read more
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on May 14, 2013.
About this project
Rich and powerful sports statistics made simple for all
Getting the right statistics to manage your fantasy sports team, or to predict the outcome of games is very difficult. Let’s say you want to know how many yards Aaron Rodgers passes for against the Bears in December, or you need to find the five receivers with the most yards against the 49ers for the last three years. Today, you would need expensive, hard-to-use statisticians’ tools, or you would need to sort through pages of statistics to piece this information together.
Get statistics answers quickly and easily with natural language queries
By backing the SkyPhrase Sports Kickstarter project, you'll help change this. With SkyPhrase Sports, you will able to get these answers by quickly using simple English queries and commands. If you want to know how many yards has Aaron Rogers passed for against the Bears in December, you can simply ask SkyPhrase “How many yards has Aaron Rogers passed for against the Bears in December”, and get the answer. It’s that simple. You think of a question, you type it in, you get the answer. No more hunting expeditions for statistics.
Set up alerts for players or teams
You will be able to set up alerts for players or teams you care about. You’ll be able to say “alert me when Adrian Peterson rushes for more than 100 yards”, “tell me when Peyton Manning throws an interception or a touchdown pass”, “send me updates on Gronkowski’s injury”, and get an email when those events happen.
You will also be able to find players using commands such as “Find wide receivers that scored more than five touchdowns each of the last three years” or “find quarterbacks who scored more than three touchdowns in a game this year.”
Get historical information
You will be able to ask “how many points did the Bears average in away games during December for the last five years” or “what is the Steeler’s record on the road against NFC teams?”
How it works
To use SkyPhrase Sports you, will visit our web site on a phone, tablet or traditional web browser. You will type or speak (depending on your device's capabilities) a command such as "Tell me whenever Adrian Peterson scores a touchdown". SkyPhrase will then parse the sentence and infer that you want to receive a message whenever Adrian Peterson scores a touchdown. Then, during games, SkyPhrase will at regular intervals check for the most recent plays that have been made. If one of these involves Adrian Peterson rushing for a touchdown, a message will be sent to notify you.
If your command asks a question about statistics, for example, "How many yards did Tom Brady throw for last week", SkyPhrase will parse the sentence and determine you are asking for Brady's passing yardage during the previous game. It will then look into a database of sports statistics to find the number of yards asked for and display that to you on a web page.
SkyPhrase Sports will be available on phone, tablet and traditional web browsers.
Who we are
SkyPhrase is a team of three developers who are each avid sports fans. We attended schools such as MIT, Stanford and RPI, and have already developed the core natural language understanding technology behind this project. SkyPhrase Technology understand more complex language and with greater precision than other technologies. This has been demonstrated by services that perform advanced email, Twitter, music and flight searches. You can find links to press reports about SkyPhrase technology here.
Risks and challenges
We have already proven that we can develop state-of-the art natural language interfaces. The main risks involve covering all the ways people talk about sports. There are many kinds of words and phrases in sports that we may not initially anticipate. However, as more people use SkyPhrase Sports, we will continually enrich its vocabulary.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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All rewards from the $100 level, plus get the option to set up humorous answers to a question. For example, when people ask "SkyPhrase, who is your favorite team?", you could have us answer "Whoever is playing the Patriots [or Giants, or Jets -- money talks.]" This reward level gives you the right to set a single answer for a single question. The answer must be in relatively good taste. If it would get edited from an ESPN broadcast, we would probably leave it out, also. Answers to questions will be assigned on a first-come-first-served and/or rotating basis to backers at this level.Estimated delivery:
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