Historical Fact Question Answer¶
You can ask ChatGPT any questions about historical facts and it will respond with the correct answer. ChatGPT is trained on a knowledge corpus of historical facts which includes Wikipedia and Encyclopedia Britannica among other sources.
Ask question related to a historical fact about any entity like a famous personality, book, movie, product, or place and related attributes like location, age, distance, size, or weight.
Attribute related to an entity¶
Here is an example of a simple prompt-completion sequence using ChatGPT. The human is asking a factual question. The model is asked to complete the question with the correct answer.
Where is the great pyramid located?
ChatGPT responds with a completion which is based on the knowledge corpus used for training the model.
The Great Pyramid is located in Giza, Egypt.
Citing source of historical fact¶
You could get more information from ChatGPT like citing the source of the answer.
Where is the great pyramid located? Cite the source of answer.
ChatGPT responds with a completion along with source of the answer.
The Great Pyramid is located in Giza, Egypt. Source: https://www.britannica.com/topic/Great-Pyramid-of-Giza
List of historical facts¶
You could also get structured data as completion by asking for the type of structure to return as completion.
List the 10 most popular pyramids and their locations.
ChatGPT responds with a completion which is a list of popular pyramids and their locations. Note that not all of them are located in Egypt.
- Great Pyramid of Giza, Egypt
- Khafre's Pyramid, Egypt
- Menkaure's Pyramid, Egypt
- Djoser's Pyramid, Egypt
- Pyramid of the Sun, Teotihuacán, Mexico
- Pyramid of the Moon, Teotihuacán, Mexico
- El Castillo, Chichen Itza, Mexico
- Temple of the Sun, Peru
- Temple of the Inscriptions, Palenque, Mexico
- Bent Pyramid, Egypt
Create dataset of historical facts¶
You can create a dataset of historical facts related entities and their attributes.
Only respond using fenced code block with markdown which I can copy-paste to an editor. #(1)! Tell me about the entity Mayan Civilisation. #(2)! Create a table of few attributes of this entity in attribute name and value columns. Then create a table of 10 related entities with these attributes names as columns and values for each of the entities as rows.
- You can leave this out if you want to get the completion in a plain text format. In this case the table will be rendered in HTML.
- You can replace
Mayan Civilizationwith any other historical entity.
ChatGPT responds with a completion which is a table of attributes and related entities as markdown in a fenced code block.
|Attribute Name||Attribute Value|
|Location||Central America, present-day Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, El Salvador and parts of Nicaragua|
|Time Period||2000 BC to 16th century AD|
|Religion||Polytheistic, worshipped gods related to natural phenomena such as the sun, the moon, and agriculture|
|Writing System||Hieroglyphic writing system, one of the few writing systems of the pre-Columbian Americas|
|Architecture||Elaborate stone pyramids, plazas, palaces, and elaborate underground structures such as tombs and cisterns|
|Mathematics and Astronomy||Highly advanced knowledge of mathematics and astronomy, including the use of zero as a place-holder and the calculation of a solar year to within five minutes|
|Art||Highly developed art style, including elaborate murals, carvings, pottery, and weaving|
|Collapse||The Mayan civilization declined and eventually collapsed in the 9th to 10th centuries, with reasons including environmental degradation, war, and societal problems|
|Entity||Location||Time Period||Religion||Writing System|
|Olmecs||Mexico||1400 BC - 400 BC||Polytheistic||Undeciphered script|
|Teotihuacan||Mexico||300 BC - 700 AD||Polytheistic||None|
|Aztecs||Mexico||13th to 16th century AD||Polytheistic||Nahuatl writing system|
|Inca Empire||South America||1438 AD to 1533 AD||Polytheistic||Quipu system of knots and colors|
|Toltecs||Mexico||900 AD to 1168 AD||Polytheistic||None|
|Zapotecs||Mexico||600 BC - 1521 AD||Polytheistic||Zapotec writing system|
|Mixtecs||Mexico||300 AD - 1521 AD||Polytheistic||Mixtec writing system|
|Maya of Yucatán||Mexico||600 AD to 1697 AD||Polytheistic||Hieroglyphic writing system|
|Chichimeca||Mexico||900 AD to 1500 AD||Polytheistic||None|
|Purépecha||Mexico||1000 AD to 1530 AD||Polytheistic||None|