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New topic in API doc course: AI document engineering with pattern-based prompts

by Tom Johnson on Jul 6, 2023
categories: academics-and-practitioners aiapi-docapi-doc-site-updates

I added a new section to my API doc course on pattern-based prompts. Pattern prompting involves teaching the AI a specific structure or template, then having it populate information into that template. Pattern prompts are similar to few-shot prompts, but in this case, rather than having the language model populate the template with its own information, we’ll have it sort and structure a mess of information into the template, thus reducing hallucination and error.

See AI document engineering with pattern-based prompts.

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