Paul Langdon
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Alexa: The Answer is Bacon

Sometimes we need validation for the answers we already know the answers to. Alexa will validated those questions for you and help you sleep

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Alexa: The Answer is Bacon

Things used in this project

Software apps and online services

Alexa Skills Kit
Amazon Alexa Alexa Skills Kit
AWS Lambda
Amazon Web Services AWS Lambda

Story

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Schematics

VUI

Code

Intents

JSON
{
  "intents": [
    {
      "intent": "BaconIntent",
      "slots": [
        {
          "name": "queryword",
          "type": "AMAZON.LITERAL"
        }
      ]
    },
    {
      "intent": "AMAZON.HelpIntent"
    },
    {
      "intent": "AMAZON.StopIntent"
    },
    {
      "intent": "AMAZON.CancelIntent"
    }
  ]
}

Utterances

JSON
BaconIntent what goes well with {chicken|queryword}
BaconIntent I am having a problem with {life|queryword}
BaconIntent how do I fix {politics|queryword}
BaconIntent I need help with {work|queryword}
BaconIntent {plane|queryword}


AMAZON.HelpIntent help
AMAZON.HelpIntent help me
AMAZON.StopIntent stop
AMAZON.CancelIntent cancel

Lambda

JavaScript
// Route the incoming request based on type (LaunchRequest, IntentRequest,
// etc.) The JSON body of the request is provided in the event parameter.

var https = require('https');

exports.handler = function (event, context) {
    try {
        console.log("event.session.application.applicationId=" + event.session.application.applicationId);

        /**
         * Uncomment this if statement and populate with your skill's application ID to
         * prevent someone else from configuring a skill that sends requests to this function.
         */
        /*
        if (event.session.application.applicationId !== "amzn1.echo-sdk-ams.app.[unique-value-here]") {
             context.fail("Invalid Application ID");
        }
        */

        if (event.session.new) {
            onSessionStarted({requestId: event.request.requestId}, event.session);
        }

        if (event.request.type === "LaunchRequest") {
            onLaunch(event.request,
                event.session,
                function callback(sessionAttributes, speechletResponse) {
                    context.succeed(buildResponse(sessionAttributes, speechletResponse));
                });
        } else if (event.request.type === "IntentRequest") {
            onIntent(event.request,
                event.session,
                function callback(sessionAttributes, speechletResponse) {
                    context.succeed(buildResponse(sessionAttributes, speechletResponse));
                });
        } else if (event.request.type === "SessionEndedRequest") {
            onSessionEnded(event.request, event.session);
            context.succeed();
        }
    } catch (e) {
        context.fail("Exception: " + e);
    }
};

/**
 * Called when the session starts.
 */
function onSessionStarted(sessionStartedRequest, session) {
    console.log("onSessionStarted requestId=" + sessionStartedRequest.requestId +
        ", sessionId=" + session.sessionId);
}

/**
 * Called when the user launches the skill without specifying what they want.
 */
function onLaunch(launchRequest, session, callback) {
    console.log("onLaunch requestId=" + launchRequest.requestId +
        ", sessionId=" + session.sessionId);

    // Dispatch to your skill's launch.
    getWelcomeResponse(callback);
}

/**
 * Called when the user specifies an intent for this skill.
 */
function onIntent(intentRequest, session, callback) {
    console.log("onIntent requestId=" + intentRequest.requestId +
        ", sessionId=" + session.sessionId);

    var intent = intentRequest.intent,
        intentName = intentRequest.intent.name;

    // Dispatch to your skill's intent handlers
    if ("BaconIntent" === intentName) {
        getInsp(intent, session, callback);
    } else if ("AMAZON.HelpIntent" === intentName) {
        getHelpResponse(callback);
    } else if ("AMAZON.StopIntent" === intentName || "AMAZON.CancelIntent" === intentName) {
        handleSessionEndRequest(callback);
    } else {
        throw "Invalid intent";
    }
}

/**
 * Called when the user ends the session.
 * Is not called when the skill returns shouldEndSession=true.
 */
function onSessionEnded(sessionEndedRequest, session) {
    console.log("onSessionEnded requestId=" + sessionEndedRequest.requestId +
        ", sessionId=" + session.sessionId);
    // Add Cleanup logic here
}

// --------------- Functions that control the skill's behavior -----------------------

function getWelcomeResponse(callback) {
    // If we wanted to initialize the session to have some attributes we could add those here.
    var sessionAttributes = {};
    var cardTitle = "Welcome";
    var speechOutput = "Welcome to the Answer is Bacon. " +
        "Ask me the tough questions and I will validate what we both know already.";
    // If the user either does not reply to the welcome message or says something that is not
    // understood, they will be prompted again with this text.
    var repromptText = "You can get help by asking, help.";
    var shouldEndSession = false;

    callback(sessionAttributes,
        buildSpeechletResponse(cardTitle, speechOutput, repromptText, shouldEndSession));
}

function getHelpResponse(callback) {
    // If we wanted to initialize the session to have some attributes we could add those here.
    var sessionAttributes = {};
    var cardTitle = "Help";
    var speechOutput = "To use the Answer is Bacon, you can ask me things like: What goes with Blank, or , I have a problem with Blank.";
    // If the user either does not reply to the welcome message or says something that is not
    // understood, they will be prompted again with this text.
    var repromptText = "Give it a try.";
    //    "synonym for little";
    
    var shouldEndSession = false;

    callback(sessionAttributes,
        buildSpeechletResponse(cardTitle, speechOutput, repromptText, shouldEndSession));
}

function handleSessionEndRequest(callback) {
    var cardTitle = "Session Ended";
    var speechOutput = "Goodbye. Have a nice day!";
    // Setting this to true ends the session and exits the skill.
    var shouldEndSession = true;

    callback({}, buildSpeechletResponse(cardTitle, speechOutput, null, shouldEndSession));
}





function getInsp(intent, session, callback) {
    var repromptText = "You can ask me another difficult question.";
    var sessionAttributes = {};
    var shouldEndSession = true;
    var speechOutput = "";
    var maxLength = 0;
  
   var responseArr = [];
   responseArr.push("Going out on a limb here, Bacon.");
   responseArr.push("Bacon.");
   responseArr.push("Bacon bacon bacon, bay con.");
   responseArr.push("If I had a dollar for everytime someone asked that, I'd buy BACON.");
   responseArr.push("Once, twice, three times, Bacon.");
   responseArr.push("Bacon is what you need.");
   responseArr.push("I'm going to have to say, bacon.");
   responseArr.push("La Baacon.");
   responseArr.push("El Bacon.");
   responseArr.push("More Bacon, Stat!");
   responseArr.push("I can't say it enough times, Bacon.");
   responseArr.push("Kevin, Wait for it, Bacon.");
   responseArr.push("Nine out of ten experts agree, Bacon.");
   responseArr.push("B A C O N");
   responseArr.push("Did someone ask for Bacon?");
   responseArr.push("Hmmm, Bacon.");
   responseArr.push("How about a side of bacon.");
   responseArr.push("Bacon, bacon.");
   
   var i = 0;
   
   i = Math.floor((Math.random() * responseArr.length));
   
   
   
   speechOutput = responseArr[i];

    callback(sessionAttributes,
         buildSpeechletResponse(intent.name, speechOutput, repromptText, shouldEndSession));
    
}


// --------------- Helpers that build all of the responses -----------------------

function buildSpeechletResponse(title, output, repromptText, shouldEndSession) {
    return {
        outputSpeech: {
            type: "PlainText",
            text: output
        },
        /*
        card: {
            type: "Simple",
            title: "SessionSpeechlet - " + title,
            content: "SessionSpeechlet - " + output
        },
        */
        reprompt: {
            outputSpeech: {
                type: "PlainText",
                text: repromptText
            }
        },
        shouldEndSession: shouldEndSession
    };
}

function buildResponse(sessionAttributes, speechletResponse) {
    return {
        version: "1.0",
        sessionAttributes: sessionAttributes,
        response: speechletResponse
    };
}

Credits

Paul Langdon

Paul Langdon

49 projects • 248 followers
Working as a cloud architect for an IoT hardware company

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