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Building a Reddit Thread Summarizer with ChatGPT API

I've recently built a Reddit Thread Summarizer using Python, Streamlit, PRAW (Python Reddit API Wrapper), and the ChatGPT API. The goal of this project was to harness the power of ChatGPT to automatically summarize comment threads on Reddit, making it easier for users to get the gist of lengthy discussions.

In this article, I share my experience, insights, and code snippets, providing a valuable starter kit for those who want to experiment with GPT-based applications. To guide you through the process, I've also uploaded a YouTube video that accompanies this article.

The project began as a simple idea that I planned to complete in a day or two, but as I explored advanced techniques like recursive summarization, the scope expanded. I eventually decided to save some of the more complex features for a follow-up article.

This Reddit Thread Summarizer is the result of my experimentation with Retrieval Augmented Generation (RAG), a technique that adds context to text prompts. I was impressed by RAG's ability to generate coherent summaries from comment threads and wanted to automate this process for Reddit.

To learn more about building a Reddit Thread Summarizer with ChatGPT API, including key learnings, code examples, and ideas for applications, check out my Medium article:

Building a Reddit Thread Summarizer with ChatGPT API

I hope you find the article and video helpful, and I'd love to hear your feedback and see your creations. Feel free to share them with me on Twitter or Instagram.