I created a very simple bot to learn how to use chatterbot. This library already comes with a training, but I wanted extra training with an import of a corpus in Portuguese that I found in github.

from chatterbot import ChatBot

bot = Futaba(


print("Type something to begin...")

while True:
        bot_input = bot.get_response(None)
    except (KeyboardInterrupt, EOFError, SystemExit):

That's all I have.

How can I import this corpus into my chatbot?

  • $\begingroup$ I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it's not really about AI, but about an implementation detail with a particular software package, which happens to be on an AI-related topic. $\endgroup$ – Oliver Mason Nov 6 '18 at 11:23
  • $\begingroup$ Wow, but then I do not understand. If I ask questions about developing a chatbot in a programming forum the question is closed because it refers to AI. If I ask in an AI forum close for not being on IA. $\endgroup$ – Mariana Bayonetta Nov 6 '18 at 11:25
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    $\begingroup$ This seems to me to be about a specific piece of software. To answer that question you need no expertise in AI, so that's my reasoning. I have worked with/in AI for about 20+ years, and I have no clue how to answer your question. I don't even know what library you are talking about, so I cannot look up the documentation for it. $\endgroup$ – Oliver Mason Nov 6 '18 at 13:35
  • $\begingroup$ Chatterbot for python $\endgroup$ – Mariana Bayonetta Nov 6 '18 at 14:36
  • $\begingroup$ Programming issues are off-topic here. Please, read ai.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic for more details and to understand which questions are on-topic here. If you have a programming issue, the best place to ask your question is Stack Overflow. $\endgroup$ – nbro Jun 2 at 22:58

I'm not sure if this is the right one, but according to the documentation you need to create a trainer for it:

from chatterbot.trainers import ChatterBotCorpusTrainer

# Create a new trainer for the chatbot
trainer = ChatterBotCorpusTrainer(chatbot)

# Train based on the english corpus

Instead of "chatterbot.corpus.english" you obviously choose your own training data.

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  • $\begingroup$ Basically, I just need to put my corpus, put in the chatbot folder and import on that page? $\endgroup$ – Mariana Bayonetta Nov 7 '18 at 10:42
  • $\begingroup$ That's how I understand it. Not sure what format the corpus needs to be in -- you might have to look at the other example data sets. $\endgroup$ – Oliver Mason Nov 7 '18 at 12:14

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