Transformers to Create Chatbots

Named-Entity Recognition you own this product

This project is part of the liveProject series Using Hugging Face Transformers to Create Chatbots
intermediate Python • basics of Jupyter Notebook and NLP
skills learned
use a transformer to create a named-entity recognition tool • build a chatbot using Hugging Face library to extract entities from user messages like localizations and people
Giuliano Bertoti
1 week · 6-8 hours per week · BEGINNER

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In this liveProject you’ll develop a chatbot that can extract entities from user messages using the Hugging Face NLP library. Entity extraction pulls relevant data from chunks of text. Your challenges will include building a Named Entity Recognition task with the BERT transformer, and fine-tuning it to a medical context. You’ll then integrate your tasks into a chatbot.
This project is designed for learning purposes and is not a complete, production-ready application or solution.

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Giuliano Bertoti
Giuliano Bertoti holds a Master of Science in Electronic Engineering and Computing from the Aeronautics Institute of Technology in Brazil. He has been a professor of Software Engineering and other computer science disciplines for 14 years and has developed several projects in the field of Artificial Intelligence.


This liveProject is for intermediate Python programmers with some experience in natural language processing. To begin this liveProject you will need to be familiar with:

  • Intermediate Python
  • Basics of Jupyter Notebook
  • Basics of natural language processing

you will learn

In this liveProject, you’ll learn to use the powerful Hugging Face Transformers library to create chatbots using the Named Entity Recognition (NER) natural Language Processing (NLP) task.

  • Build a NER NLP pipeline with a BERT transformer
  • Create NER NLP pipeline fine-tuned to a medication context
  • Integrate NER pipeline into a chatbot
  • Integrate medication NER pipeline into a chatbot


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