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Prompt Engineering For ChatGPT: A Quick Guide To Techniques, Tips, And Best Practices
  • Sabit Ekin
Sabit Ekin
Texas A&M University, Texas A&M University

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In the rapidly evolving landscape of natural language processing (NLP), ChatGPT has emerged as a powerful tool for various industries and applications. To fully harness the potential of ChatGPT, it is crucial to understand and master the art of prompt engineering-the process of designing and refining input prompts to elicit desired responses from an AI NLP model. This article provides a comprehensive guide to mastering prompt engineering techniques, tips, and best practices to achieve optimal outcomes with ChatGPT. The discussion begins with an introduction to ChatGPT and the fundamentals of prompt engineering, followed by an exploration of techniques for effective prompt crafting, such as clarity, explicit constraints, experimentation, and leveraging different types of questions. The article also covers best practices, including iterative refinement, balancing user intent, harnessing external resources, and ensuring ethical usage. Advanced strategies, such as temperature and token control, prompt chaining, domain-specific adaptations, and handling ambiguous inputs, are also addressed. Real-world case studies demonstrate the practical applications of prompt engineering in customer support, content generation, domain-specific knowledge retrieval, and interactive storytelling. The article concludes by highlighting the impact of effective prompt engineering on ChatGPT performance, future research directions, and the importance of fostering creativity and collaboration within the ChatGPT community.