Nicolas Le Roux
@nico_lrx · Growth marketer, blogger
Hey guys, I made this project as I couldn't find the time to search what Clinton and Trump were saying about a specific topic. The website use Algolia's API with the Youtube captions of several public interventions of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. It allows us to search instantly everything they said. Then you can watch the video at the exact time they say it. The two last debates are already in the database. I will add the last one when it will be released on Youtube. One limitation: the project depends on the quality of Youtube captions. Sometimes the subtitles do not perfectly match with the speech transcript but the overall quality is good. Would love to hear your feedback!
Maxime Pico
@maximepico · MD @ Startup42 accelerator
@nico_lrx That's a great way to index videos on a specific topic! How did you filter the videos upon which the search query is ran? Was it handpicked?
Nicolas Le Roux
@nico_lrx · Growth marketer, blogger
@maximepico Thanks Maxime for your comment. The selection was limited to the videos with closed captions available. Then, I handpicked the videos, trying to find as much speeches (< 1 year ago) of the two candidates as I could. I also added the two presidential debates.
Fiess Edouard
@fiessedouard · co-founder @ navily
@nico_lrx That is a super cool project !!! Congrats
Nicolas Le Roux
@nico_lrx · Growth marketer, blogger
@fiessedouard Thank you very much ;)
JobLab
@joblab · Cofounder - JobLab
@nico_lrx Thanks for introducing me to Algolia's API, it's freeking awesome!
Nicolas Le Roux
@nico_lrx · Growth marketer, blogger
@joblab I invite you to try it, for a very quick implementation you can use the Instantsearch.js library ;)