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Study Bot

These samples create a Study Bot chat client using QnA Maker (with Chitchat) and LUIS. Each query into the chat bot (v4) will be accompanied by relevant search results in an encyclopedia, Microsoft Academic, and a news/blogs section as a study aid. Teachers are able to create their own question and answer FAQs to create a study guide as input for the chat bot if they want it to follow a preferred curriculum. However, demo FAQs are available for this sample, included in the qna-luis-botv4-node/FAQs folder. The focus of this app is to enable a more relevant experience of studying, where students can study a subject with a customized chat bot along with multiple web resources.


  • QnA Maker with LUIS: There are 3 knowledge bases (created from FAQs in that LUIS directs the user to after a query is received in the chat bot. LUIS has utterances created (in that will allow the right knowledge base to be used. For instance, if the user types in "virus", LUIS knows to go to the biology knowledge base to retrieve a definition (answer) to the user's input. The QnA Maker feature Chitchat has been added to the bot v4 as a 4th knowledge base.

  • The web resources will take a student query, like "virus", and return relevant information about it in an encyclopedia, Microsoft Academic, as well as a general Bing search that returns mostly news and blogs on the query.


  1. Start with the qna-luis-botv4-node sample. Once that is up and running, then build the StudyBotNode sample. The Study Bot depends on the bot you build in qna-luis-botv4-node. Follow the Readme files in each sample.

  2. Visual Studio 2017+

  3. Qna-Luis-Botv4-Node is a Node.js web app bot

  4. The StudyBotNode app is a Node/Express Visual Studio app.