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Discussion on: Turning Your Friend Into a Chatbot

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Ferenc Almasi Author

Using Facebook messages as a dataset is for demonstration purposes only. The important point here is to gather enough data that can be classified reliably. I choose Facebook as this is something a lot can relate to, and the amount of data was also more than enough for building a chatbot from scratch. I did try it out on one of my connections for the purpose of this tutorial, all after consulting with him. He was quite impressed with the results πŸ™‚ Just to clarify, I do not endorse using private messaging history for production applications even with the consent of the other party.