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Topics in Computer Programming - Chatbot COMP 7403

Computer Systems Course

International Fees

International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.

Course details

This course teaches students how to create intelligent chatbots. In this hands-on course, students will create chatbots that interact intelligently with people. The use of automated sentiment analysis techniques will be explored students can create chatbots are able to detect a range of human emotional expressions. Students will use a variety of platforms to create and deploy the software.


  • No prerequisites are required for this course.



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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Have a working knowledge of chatbots and sentiment analysis.
  • Implement a complete, full-featured chatbot and improve its answers over time.
  • Deploy a chatbot to a variety of platforms in the programming language of their choice.
  • Describe various applications that chatbots can be used for.
  • Understand how Natural Language Processing (NLP) is used to understand human speech.
  • Describe the underlying systems used to create a chatbot.
  • Implement algorithms, like Markov Chains, to implement rudimentary chatbots.
  • Use techniques to give your chatbots “personality”.

Effective as of Fall 2018


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