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.
Students accepted prior to September 2018 can use COMP 8082 as a replacement for COMP 8081 and can use this course as a technical elective. This is a CST BTech course. CST BTech courses are also open to non-bachelor program students. CST Bachelor program students have up to seven (7) years to complete the Bachelor program starting from the date of their first Technical degree-level course or the date of acceptance to the Bachelor program, WHICHEVER COMES FIRST.
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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