I am building a chatbot and I need corpora to train them. I need corpora that is used as general chatting. I would be happy if anyone would help me with it.

  • Can you be a little more specific? What language? What shall the bot chat about? May 6, 2016 at 10:15
  • Isn't this a better fit for something like Stack Overflow?
    – P Elliott
    May 6, 2016 at 18:52
  • @jknappen I am trying it for entertainment and language I am using is English May 8, 2016 at 7:36
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    @BishalGautam I'm not sure I agree. Linguistics is the scientific study of language. This is asking for corpora to help build a chatbot. I don't see the link.
    – P Elliott
    May 8, 2016 at 17:45
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    Whether it's on-topic or not, it's far too broad and unspecific.
    – curiousdannii
    May 16, 2016 at 5:16

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Project Gutenberg has some of the largest free open-source corpora available (in multiple languages). You can download as much or as little as you wish in a variety of formats. A clever chatbot can quote back lines from Shakespeare or Dickens perhaps. http://www.gutenberg.org/


Here is a dataset of IRC chats: http://chatlogs.planetrdf.com/swig/. This is probably what you need.

  • Can I get pure corpora, not with the names. That would certainly help. May 8, 2016 at 7:42

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