How To Build a Chatbot
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Last updated on 2017-10-24
About the Book
Why you should read this book
You will learn how to make natural language interfaces in an unconventional way: by writing a grammar you will have your bot ready in about an hour. Not only will this be a quicker way when compared to statistics-based bot, but it will also produce a better result. If you want to build an app with a natural language interface, you don't need tons of data and fancy neural networks: from this book, you will learn the exact amount of linguistics that you need to write your bot.
Siri, Alexa, Cortana, Google Now: natural language interfaces are spreading. Machines are understanding us and they are even starting to talk to us. All the big tech companies are investing time and money to build machines that can alleviate users from the pain of graphics interfaces. We as humans are more prone to talk than to push buttons: it's just more natural.
Chapter 1 sketches the design process of a bot
Chapter 2 shows how to build a corpus
Chapter 3 introduces Grammatical Framework
Chapter 4 implements the dialogue manager
Chapter 5 implements a database
Chapter 6 puts everything together
Chapter 7 implements a Telegram bot
Chapter 8 shows how to plot reports
Chapter 9 adds multi-linguality
Chapter 10 shows how to evaluate the bot
Chapter 11 adds voice recognition
Chapter 12 introduces payments
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