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๐ŸŸข More on Prompting

As we have seen in the previous pages, prompts can have varying formats and complexity. They can include context, instructions, multiple questions-answer examples, and even other prompts (what!?).

Here is an example of a prompt that includes context, instructions, and multiple examples:

Twitter is a social media platform where users can post short messages called "tweets".
Tweets can be positive or negative, and we would like to be able to classify tweets as
positive or negative. Here are some examples of positive and negative tweets. Make sure
to classify the last tweet correctly.

Q: Tweet: "What a beautiful day!"
Is this tweet positive or negative?

A: positive

Q: Tweet: "I hate this class"
Is this tweet positive or negative?

A: negative

Q: Tweet: "I love pockets on jeans"


By adding additional context/examples, we can often improve the performance of AIs on different tasks. The next chapter covers slightly more advanced prompting techniques.


In the next chapters, you may see the words AI, model, and LLM used interchangeably. See the vocabulary reference for more information.

Prompts inside of prompts, or self-augmented prompts1, will be covered in the next few sections.

  1. Kojima, T., Gu, S. S., Reid, M., Matsuo, Y., & Iwasawa, Y. (2022). Large Language Models are Zero-Shot Reasoners. โ†ฉ