Things used in this project

Hardware components:
Echo
Amazon Alexa Amazon Echo
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Software apps and online services:
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Amazon Alexa Alexa Skills Kit
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Amazon Web Services AWS Lambda
GoodReads API

Schematics

VUI Flow Chart Diagram
Voice User Interface (VUI) Flow Chart
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Conversation Flow
An example conversation flow with the Book Buddy skill.
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Book Buddy Skill Icon
Alexa skill icon and main image.
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Code

Book API Response XMLXML
An example XML response from the book API. The XML must be parsed to retrieve certain fields for usage in the Alexa skill. The entire book object in the response is far too large to store within the session, alone. Only specific fields are parsed and saved within the Alexa session, as JSON.
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<Request>
<authentication>true</authentication>
<key>
<![CDATA[ 1234567890ABCDEF ]]>
</key>
<method>
<![CDATA[ book_title ]]>
</method>
</Request>
<book>
<id>13023</id>
<title>
<![CDATA[
Alice in Wonderland (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, #1)
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</title>
<isbn>
<![CDATA[ 0517223627 ]]>
</isbn>
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<![CDATA[ 9780517223628 ]]>
</isbn13>
<asin>
<![CDATA[ ]]>
</asin>
<kindle_asin>
<![CDATA[ B0016ZYG76 ]]>
</kindle_asin>
<marketplace_id>
<![CDATA[ ATVPDKIKX0DER ]]>
</marketplace_id>
<country_code>
<![CDATA[ US ]]>
</country_code>
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</image_url>
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<publication_month>9</publication_month>
<publication_day>7</publication_day>
<publisher>Gramercy Books</publisher>
<language_code>eng</language_code>
<is_ebook>false</is_ebook>
<description>
<![CDATA[
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (commonly shortened to Alice in Wonderland) is an 1865 novel written by English mathematician Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll. It tells of a girl named Alice falling through a rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by peculiar, anthropomorphic creatures. The tale plays with logic, giving the story lasting popularity with adults as well as with children. It is considered to be one of the best examples of the literary nonsense genre. Its narrative course and structure, characters and imagery have been enormously influential in both popular culture and literature, especially in the fantasy genre.
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</description>
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<![CDATA[
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13023.Alice_in_Wonderland
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<link>
<![CDATA[
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13023.Alice_in_Wonderland
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<![CDATA[
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<![CDATA[
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</small_image_url>
<link>
<![CDATA[
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8164.Lewis_Carroll
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<average_rating>4.06</average_rating>
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</author>
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<link>
<![CDATA[
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/28120.Rene_Cloke
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</work>
<isbn>0679887571</isbn>
<isbn13>9780679887577</isbn13>
<average_rating>4.21</average_rating>
<ratings_count>536</ratings_count>
<publication_year>1993</publication_year>
<publication_month>8</publication_month>
<publication_day>24</publication_day>
<authors>
<author>
<id>103097</id>
<name>Charles Santore</name>
<link>
<![CDATA[
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/103097.Charles_Santore
]]>
</link>
</author>
</authors>
</book>
<book>
<id>7821826</id>
<title>البنت والأسد</title>
<title_without_series>البنت والأسد</title_without_series>
<link>
<![CDATA[ https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7821826 ]]>
</link>
<small_image_url>
<![CDATA[
https://s.gr-assets.com/assets/nophoto/book/50x75-a91bf249278a81aabab721ef782c4a74.png
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</small_image_url>
<image_url>
<![CDATA[
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</image_url>
<num_pages>48</num_pages>
<work>
<id>10861799</id>
</work>
<isbn/>
<isbn13/>
<average_rating>4.00</average_rating>
<ratings_count>177</ratings_count>
<publication_year>1992</publication_year>
<publication_month/>
<publication_day/>
<authors>
<author>
<id>35760</id>
<name>Charles Perrault</name>
<link>
<![CDATA[
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/35760.Charles_Perrault
]]>
</link>
</author>
</authors>
</book>
<book>
<id>180617</id>
<title>Pinocchio</title>
<title_without_series>Pinocchio</title_without_series>
<link>
<![CDATA[
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/180617.Pinocchio
]]>
</link>
<small_image_url>
<![CDATA[
https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1327938097s/180617.jpg
]]>
</small_image_url>
<image_url>
<![CDATA[
https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1327938097m/180617.jpg
]]>
</image_url>
<num_pages>262</num_pages>
<work>
<id>2685281</id>
</work>
<isbn>0140382623</isbn>
<isbn13>9780140382624</isbn13>
<average_rating>3.87</average_rating>
<ratings_count>45553</ratings_count>
<publication_year>1996</publication_year>
<publication_month>8</publication_month>
<publication_day>1</publication_day>
<authors>
<author>
<id>15123</id>
<name>Carlo Collodi</name>
<link>
<![CDATA[
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/15123.Carlo_Collodi
]]>
</link>
</author>
</authors>
</book>
<book>
<id>774449</id>
<title>Nutcracker</title>
<title_without_series>Nutcracker</title_without_series>
<link>
<![CDATA[
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/774449.Nutcracker
]]>
</link>
<small_image_url>
<![CDATA[
https://s.gr-assets.com/assets/nophoto/book/50x75-a91bf249278a81aabab721ef782c4a74.png
]]>
</small_image_url>
<image_url>
<![CDATA[
https://s.gr-assets.com/assets/nophoto/book/111x148-bcc042a9c91a29c1d680899eff700a03.png
]]>
</image_url>
<num_pages>120</num_pages>
<work>
<id>2221897</id>
</work>
<isbn>051755285X</isbn>
<isbn13>9780517552858</isbn13>
<average_rating>4.13</average_rating>
<ratings_count>5938</ratings_count>
<publication_year>1984</publication_year>
<publication_month>9</publication_month>
<publication_day>13</publication_day>
<authors>
<author>
<id>7267068</id>
<name>E.T.A. Hoffmann</name>
<link>
<![CDATA[
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7267068.E_T_A_Hoffmann
]]>
</link>
</author>
</authors>
</book>
<book>
<id>152382</id>
<title>
<![CDATA[ Mary Poppins Comes Back (Mary Poppins, #2) ]]>
</title>
<title_without_series>Mary Poppins Comes Back</title_without_series>
<link>
<![CDATA[
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/152382.Mary_Poppins_Comes_Back
]]>
</link>
<small_image_url>
<![CDATA[
https://s.gr-assets.com/assets/nophoto/book/50x75-a91bf249278a81aabab721ef782c4a74.png
]]>
</small_image_url>
<image_url>
<![CDATA[
https://s.gr-assets.com/assets/nophoto/book/111x148-bcc042a9c91a29c1d680899eff700a03.png
]]>
</image_url>
<num_pages>268</num_pages>
<work>
<id>1575718</id>
</work>
<isbn>0152058168</isbn>
<isbn13>9780152058166</isbn13>
<average_rating>4.10</average_rating>
<ratings_count>7977</ratings_count>
<publication_year>2006</publication_year>
<publication_month>6</publication_month>
<publication_day>1</publication_day>
<authors>
<author>
<id>6872556</id>
<name>P.L. Travers</name>
<link>
<![CDATA[
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6872556.P_L_Travers
]]>
</link>
</author>
</authors>
</book>
<book>
<id>119502</id>
<title>The Iron Man</title>
<title_without_series>The Iron Man</title_without_series>
<link>
<![CDATA[
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/119502.The_Iron_Man
]]>
</link>
<small_image_url>
<![CDATA[
https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1338828094s/119502.jpg
]]>
</small_image_url>
<image_url>
<![CDATA[
https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1338828094m/119502.jpg
]]>
</image_url>
<num_pages/>
<work>
<id>1359732</id>
</work>
<isbn>0571226124</isbn>
<isbn13>9780571226122</isbn13>
<average_rating>3.96</average_rating>
<ratings_count>4465</ratings_count>
<publication_year>2005</publication_year>
<publication_month>3</publication_month>
<publication_day>3</publication_day>
<authors>
<author>
<id>996</id>
<name>Ted Hughes</name>
<link>
<![CDATA[
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/996.Ted_Hughes
]]>
</link>
</author>
</authors>
</book>
<book>
<id>6690</id>
<title>
<![CDATA[ Danny the Champion of the World ]]>
</title>
<title_without_series>
<![CDATA[ Danny the Champion of the World ]]>
</title_without_series>
<link>
<![CDATA[
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6690.Danny_the_Champion_of_the_World
]]>
</link>
<small_image_url>
<![CDATA[
https://s.gr-assets.com/assets/nophoto/book/50x75-a91bf249278a81aabab721ef782c4a74.png
]]>
</small_image_url>
<image_url>
<![CDATA[
https://s.gr-assets.com/assets/nophoto/book/111x148-bcc042a9c91a29c1d680899eff700a03.png
]]>
</image_url>
<num_pages>224</num_pages>
<work>
<id>824600</id>
</work>
<isbn>0375814256</isbn>
<isbn13>9780375814259</isbn13>
<average_rating>4.07</average_rating>
<ratings_count>36620</ratings_count>
<publication_year>2002</publication_year>
<publication_month>2</publication_month>
<publication_day>12</publication_day>
<authors>
<author>
<id>4273</id>
<name>Roald Dahl</name>
<link>
<![CDATA[
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4273.Roald_Dahl
]]>
</link>
</author>
</authors>
</book>
<book>
<id>779021</id>
<title>
<![CDATA[ The Happy Prince and Other Tales ]]>
</title>
<title_without_series>
<![CDATA[ The Happy Prince and Other Tales ]]>
</title_without_series>
<link>
<![CDATA[
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/779021.The_Happy_Prince_and_Other_Tales
]]>
</link>
<small_image_url>
<![CDATA[
https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1320435766s/779021.jpg
]]>
</small_image_url>
<image_url>
<![CDATA[
https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1320435766m/779021.jpg
]]>
</image_url>
<num_pages>96</num_pages>
<work>
<id>23684401</id>
</work>
<isbn>0679444734</isbn>
<isbn13>9780679444732</isbn13>
<average_rating>4.17</average_rating>
<ratings_count>6219</ratings_count>
<publication_year>1995</publication_year>
<publication_month>10</publication_month>
<publication_day>10</publication_day>
<authors>
<author>
<id>3565</id>
<name>Oscar Wilde</name>
<link>
<![CDATA[
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3565.Oscar_Wilde
]]>
</link>
</author>
</authors>
</book>
<book>
<id>74998</id>
<title>
<![CDATA[ The Magic Faraway Tree (The Faraway Tree, #2) ]]>
</title>
<title_without_series>The Magic Faraway Tree</title_without_series>
<link>
<![CDATA[
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/74998.The_Magic_Faraway_Tree
]]>
</link>
<small_image_url>
<![CDATA[
https://s.gr-assets.com/assets/nophoto/book/50x75-a91bf249278a81aabab721ef782c4a74.png
]]>
</small_image_url>
<image_url>
<![CDATA[
https://s.gr-assets.com/assets/nophoto/book/111x148-bcc042a9c91a29c1d680899eff700a03.png
]]>
</image_url>
<num_pages>177</num_pages>
<work>
<id>1359249</id>
</work>
<isbn>074974801X</isbn>
<isbn13>9780749748012</isbn13>
<average_rating>4.29</average_rating>
<ratings_count>24889</ratings_count>
<publication_year>2002</publication_year>
<publication_month>1</publication_month>
<publication_day/>
<authors>
<author>
<id>10657</id>
<name>Enid Blyton</name>
<link>
<![CDATA[
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/10657.Enid_Blyton
]]>
</link>
</author>
</authors>
</book>
<book>
<id>752997</id>
<title>The Adventures of Reddy Fox</title>
<title_without_series>The Adventures of Reddy Fox</title_without_series>
<link>
<![CDATA[
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/752997.The_Adventures_of_Reddy_Fox
]]>
</link>
<small_image_url>
<![CDATA[
https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1415677973s/752997.jpg
]]>
</small_image_url>
<image_url>
<![CDATA[
https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1415677973m/752997.jpg
]]>
</image_url>
<num_pages>96</num_pages>
<work>
<id>739124</id>
</work>
<isbn>0486269302</isbn>
<isbn13>9780486269306</isbn13>
<average_rating>4.06</average_rating>
<ratings_count>395</ratings_count>
<publication_year>1991</publication_year>
<publication_month>12</publication_month>
<publication_day>11</publication_day>
<authors>
<author>
<id>5732</id>
<name>Thornton W. Burgess</name>
<link>
<![CDATA[
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5732.Thornton_W_Burgess
]]>
</link>
</author>
</authors>
</book>
<book>
<id>684709</id>
<title>
<![CDATA[ Adventures of the Little Wooden Horse ]]>
</title>
<title_without_series>
<![CDATA[ Adventures of the Little Wooden Horse ]]>
</title_without_series>
<link>
<![CDATA[
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/684709.Adventures_of_the_Little_Wooden_Horse
]]>
</link>
<small_image_url>
<![CDATA[
https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1408927862s/684709.jpg
]]>
</small_image_url>
<image_url>
<![CDATA[
https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1408927862m/684709.jpg
]]>
</image_url>
<num_pages>256</num_pages>
<work>
<id>671096</id>
</work>
<isbn>0753412071</isbn>
<isbn13>9780753412077</isbn13>
<average_rating>4.19</average_rating>
<ratings_count>243</ratings_count>
<publication_year>2005</publication_year>
<publication_month>7</publication_month>
<publication_day>18</publication_day>
<authors>
<author>
<id>247999</id>
<name>Ursula Moray Williams</name>
<link>
<![CDATA[
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/247999.Ursula_Moray_Williams
]]>
</link>
</author>
</authors>
</book>
<book>
<id>479740</id>
<title>The Archidamian War</title>
<title_without_series>The Archidamian War</title_without_series>
<link>
<![CDATA[
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/479740.The_Archidamian_War
]]>
</link>
<small_image_url>
<![CDATA[
https://s.gr-assets.com/assets/nophoto/book/50x75-a91bf249278a81aabab721ef782c4a74.png
]]>
</small_image_url>
<image_url>
<![CDATA[
https://s.gr-assets.com/assets/nophoto/book/111x148-bcc042a9c91a29c1d680899eff700a03.png
]]>
</image_url>
<num_pages>400</num_pages>
<work>
<id>468146</id>
</work>
<isbn>0801497140</isbn>
<isbn13>9780801497148</isbn13>
<average_rating>3.61</average_rating>
<ratings_count>423</ratings_count>
<publication_year>2000</publication_year>
<publication_month>9</publication_month>
<publication_day>5</publication_day>
<authors>
<author>
<id>12805</id>
<name>Donald Kagan</name>
<link>
<![CDATA[
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/12805.Donald_Kagan
]]>
</link>
</author>
</authors>
</book>
</similar_books>
</book>
</GoodreadsResponse>
Sample UtterancesPlain text
List of sample utterances.
getBook	get the book
getBook	get book
getBook	get a book {Title}
getBook	get the book {Title}
getBook	get that book {Title}
getBook	get book {Title}
...
getRating	what is the rating
getRating	whats the average rating
getRating	rating
...
getAuthor	who is the author
getAuthor	author
getAuthor	who was it written by
getAuthor	who wrote the book
...
getPages	how many pages are in the book
getPages	what's the page count
getPages	page count
...
getDescription	what the book about
getDescription	whats it about
getDescription	whats the description
getDescription	description
...
getSimilar	what are some similar books
getSimilar	similar books
getSimilar	other books like this
...
Intent SchemaJSON
Alexa Skill Intent Schema
{
  "intents": [
    {
      "intent": "getBook",
      "slots": [
        {
          "name": "Title",
          "type": "TITLE"
        }
      ]
    },
    {
      "intent": "getRating",
      "slots": []
    },
    {
      "intent": "getAuthor",
      "slots": []
    },
    {
      "intent": "getPages",
      "slots": []
    },
    {
      "intent": "getDescription",
      "slots": []
    },
    {
      "intent": "getSimilar",
      "slots": []
    },
    {
      "intent": "AMAZON.HelpIntent",
      "slots": []
    },
    {
      "intent": "AMAZON.StopIntent",
      "slots": []
    },
    {
      "intent": "AMAZON.CancelIntent",
      "slots": []
    }
  ]
}
Slot values for TITLEPlain text
Top 100 book titles, used as example Slot values for the TITLE variable. Alexa uses these example values to better interpret spoken commands by the user, when filling the "get book" intent for the slot value of "TITLE". The entire example book title list comprises of several tens of thousands example book titles.
The Hunger Games
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
To Kill a Mockingbird
Pride and Prejudice
Twilight
The Chronicles of Narnia
The Book Thief
Animal Farm
Gone with the Wind
The Giving Tree
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
The Fault in Our Stars
J.R.R. Tolkien 4 Book Boxed Set The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings
Wuthering Heights
The Da Vinci Code
Memoirs of a Geisha
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass
Les Misrables
Romeo and Juliet
Divergent
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Lord of the Flies
The Alchemist
Jane Eyre
Ender's Game
Crime and Punishment
The Time Traveler's Wife
City of Bones
Charlotte's Web
The Help
Anne of Green Gables
The Perks Of Being A Wallflower
Of Mice and Men
Dracula
The Great Gatsby
Brave New World
The Princess Bride
One Hundred Years of Solitude
A Wrinkle in Time
The Secret Garden
A Thousand Splendid Suns
The Lovely Bones
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
The Catcher in the Rye
Where the Wild Things Are
Green Eggs and Ham
The Little Prince
Water for Elephants
Life of Pi
Fahrenheit 451
A Tale of Two Cities
The Odyssey
The Outsiders
The Lightning Thief
A Game of Thrones
Lolita
Slaughterhouse Five
Catch 22
The Pillars of the Earth
Dune
Frankenstein
The Stand
Watership Down
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
The Kite Runner
My Sister's Keeper
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
The Giver
The Bell Jar
The Handmaid's Tale
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Outlander
Rebecca
Anna Karenina
The Color Purple
Angela's Ashes
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
The Road
A Clockwork Orange
The Brothers Karamazov
Matilda
Vampire Academy
Little Women
The Poisonwood Bible
The Fellowship of the Ring
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Atlas Shrugged
Siddhartha
Don Quixote
The Golden Compass
The Notebook
A Prayer for Owen Meany
The Old Man and the Sea
Great Expectations
The Complete Stories and Poems
Moby Dick or, The Whale
Interview with the Vampire
Winnie the Pooh
The Red TentThe Secret Life of Bees
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