Once it's possible for users to try out, please do post it here. I'm sure many will be very interested. And email us a link at email@example.com so we can make sure it doesn't get flagged.
The three of you should be very proud of yourselves. This is a really cool, novel idea! The fact that you all are sophomores in high school is very impressive too. Continue to follow your passions and you will surely be very successful.
Combining these two ideas could be really neat -- I wonder if it could even be sold as a service a la disqus.
Until we address the stupidity of regurgitation of facts as a means of learning, if this helps someone generate flash cards to prep for exams, it's a positive thing.
I was looking into doing something similar for a side project and got discouraged by my lack of a strong ML background. This is both great work and inspirational. Time to go dust off that repo..
If the use case for the app is personal use by the possessors of the textbook, very likely no problem. For all other uses you should consult a lawyer to make sure you're in the clear.
Shouldn't this imply that it's illegal for me to make quizzes on my own from information I found in a textbook? If this app is implemented correctly, what it does should be indistinguishable from a human. It makes no sense to change the infringement status of a work based on how the work was produced.
Also, generally hard facts (like when Hitler died or how Hitler killed himself) are not copyrightable.
Of course if you need legal advice you need to consult a lawyer.
So the more interesting question here: is a computer legally allowed to generate an original interpretation of text on a page?
A. They probably cache only for a little while
B. They aren't republishing it
I have bad experiences with google translate, but this seems like a simpler problem waiting to be solved.
Can you share any information of the percentage of question/answers that are generated correctly?