How to Build A Flexible Movie Recommender Chatbot In Python

Follow our steps to discover what it takes to create a web-app that recommends movies based on open-ended user inputs!

Our working final product can be tested here.

Have you ever wondered what a chatbot is and how to build one?

In this three-part series, we will teach you everything you need to build and deploy your Chatbot. By “we” here, I mean my team members (Ahmed, Dennis, Pedro, and Steven), four data science students at the Minerva Schools at KGI. The series will cover the following topics:

We use a Jupyter Python 3 notebook as a collaborative coding environment for this project, and other bits of code for the web app development and deployment. All the code for this series is available in this GitHub repository.

Introduction

Businesses integrate chatbots into many processes and applications. You might need to interact with one while buying an item from Sephora, booking a flight from British Airways, or even customizing your cup of coffee from Starbucks. Developers build chatbots to understand customers’ needs and assist them without needing human help, making chatbots very useful for many customer-facing businesses. So how does a chatbot work?

Generally, there are three types of chatbots:

  1. Rule-based Chatbots: these bots can answer customers’ requests based on pre-defined rules that we created. These bots are suitable to handle simple, repetitive, and predicted tasks but might fail to address complex ones.
  2. **Retrieval-based Chatbots: **these bots utilize advanced algorithms to select the most suitable response from a pool of diverse answers to accommodate customer’s needs. The retrieval approach is more intelligent than the rule-based fixed algorithm as it considers the message and the context of the conversation in answering customer’s requests.
  3. **Generative Chatbots: **these bots use Machine Learning algorithms to simulate how humans understand and respond to customers’ requests. Like humans, they can generate new and different responses based on the context and wording of customer’s questions. Although Generative bots are the most intelligent type of chatbots, it is challenging to build and train them.

The chatbot we settled on creating is retrieval-based. Our bot can take a diverse set of responses, which are only slightly structured and output tailored recommendations. We had two main challenges to making this work: first, to build a flexible recommendation system in Python capable of taking in written requests by users and outputting decent recommendations. Second, implementing that algorithm in a web-app that is user-friendly and easy to use.

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How to Build A Flexible Movie Recommender Chatbot In Python

How to Build A Flexible Movie Recommender Chatbot In Python

Follow our steps to discover what it takes to create a web-app that recommends movies based on open-ended user inputs!

Our working final product can be tested here.

Have you ever wondered what a chatbot is and how to build one?

In this three-part series, we will teach you everything you need to build and deploy your Chatbot. By “we” here, I mean my team members (Ahmed, Dennis, Pedro, and Steven), four data science students at the Minerva Schools at KGI. The series will cover the following topics:

We use a Jupyter Python 3 notebook as a collaborative coding environment for this project, and other bits of code for the web app development and deployment. All the code for this series is available in this GitHub repository.

Introduction

Businesses integrate chatbots into many processes and applications. You might need to interact with one while buying an item from Sephora, booking a flight from British Airways, or even customizing your cup of coffee from Starbucks. Developers build chatbots to understand customers’ needs and assist them without needing human help, making chatbots very useful for many customer-facing businesses. So how does a chatbot work?

Generally, there are three types of chatbots:

  1. Rule-based Chatbots: these bots can answer customers’ requests based on pre-defined rules that we created. These bots are suitable to handle simple, repetitive, and predicted tasks but might fail to address complex ones.
  2. **Retrieval-based Chatbots: **these bots utilize advanced algorithms to select the most suitable response from a pool of diverse answers to accommodate customer’s needs. The retrieval approach is more intelligent than the rule-based fixed algorithm as it considers the message and the context of the conversation in answering customer’s requests.
  3. **Generative Chatbots: **these bots use Machine Learning algorithms to simulate how humans understand and respond to customers’ requests. Like humans, they can generate new and different responses based on the context and wording of customer’s questions. Although Generative bots are the most intelligent type of chatbots, it is challenging to build and train them.

The chatbot we settled on creating is retrieval-based. Our bot can take a diverse set of responses, which are only slightly structured and output tailored recommendations. We had two main challenges to making this work: first, to build a flexible recommendation system in Python capable of taking in written requests by users and outputting decent recommendations. Second, implementing that algorithm in a web-app that is user-friendly and easy to use.

#movie-recommendation #towards-data-science #recommendation-system #chatbots #how to build a flexible movie recommender chatbot in python #chatbot in python

Ray  Patel

Ray Patel

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top 30 Python Tips and Tricks for Beginners

Welcome to my Blog , In this article, you are going to learn the top 10 python tips and tricks.

1) swap two numbers.

2) Reversing a string in Python.

3) Create a single string from all the elements in list.

4) Chaining Of Comparison Operators.

5) Print The File Path Of Imported Modules.

6) Return Multiple Values From Functions.

7) Find The Most Frequent Value In A List.

8) Check The Memory Usage Of An Object.

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Ray  Patel

Ray Patel

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Lambda, Map, Filter functions in python

Welcome to my Blog, In this article, we will learn python lambda function, Map function, and filter function.

Lambda function in python: Lambda is a one line anonymous function and lambda takes any number of arguments but can only have one expression and python lambda syntax is

Syntax: x = lambda arguments : expression

Now i will show you some python lambda function examples:

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The Best Way to Build a Chatbot in 2021

A useful tool several businesses implement for answering questions that potential customers may have is a chatbot. Many programming languages give web designers several ways on how to make a chatbot for their websites. They are capable of answering basic questions for visitors and offer innovation for businesses.

With the help of programming languages, it is possible to create a chatbot from the ground up to satisfy someone’s needs.

Plan Out the Chatbot’s Purpose

Before building a chatbot, it is ideal for web designers to determine how it will function on a website. Several chatbot duties center around fulfilling customers’ needs and questions or compiling and optimizing data via transactions.

Some benefits of implementing chatbots include:

  • Generating leads for marketing products and services
  • Improve work capacity when employees cannot answer questions or during non-business hours
  • Reducing errors while providing accurate information to customers or visitors
  • Meeting customer demands through instant communication
  • Alerting customers about their online transactions

Some programmers may choose to design a chatbox to function through predefined answers based on the questions customers may input or function by adapting and learning via human input.

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Erwin  Boyer

Erwin Boyer

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AI Chatbots for Business: Why You Need One Now!

It’s said that Artificial Intelligence will be just as smart as humans by 2050. Experts like Ray Kurzweil have even predicted that we’ll achieve a technological singularity by 2045.

From that point on, it’s believed that AI will start inventing Nobel Prize-winning inventions every 5 minutes. Granted it’s gonna be out of our control, but hey, at least we’ll see a revolutionary breakthrough.

We may think that these claims are outlandish and ridiculous, but if someone were to tell me in the 70s that there will be self-driving cars in the future, I would’ve wanted to smoke whatever they were smoking.

But guess what, here we are in 2020, and Tesla already has their self-driving cars on the roads right now. And these were all recently developed technologies. Did you know that the first chatbot was actually launched in 1966?

Features of AI Chatbots

Why Do You Need an AI Chatbot?

Chatbots Across Various Industries

Wrapping Up

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