How I save the API token usage

  1. Prevent Sending Duplicate Content to the OpenAI API

  2. Streamlining Questions and Responses

While it’s acceptable to pose open-ended questions to explore the capabilities of ChatGPT, keep in mind that such questions can lead to longer responses that might increase costs. To achieve concise and cost-effective answers, consider refining your question by providing specific and limited options for the AI to select from.

For example:

  • Initial question for exploration:

Please offer five keywords for the following articles:

Long text 
  • Refined question:

Please select one of the following keywords: keyword1, keyword2, keyword3, keyword4, keyword5, for the subsequent articles:

Long text
  1. Handling Multiple Article Packages
    If the article content is short such as title or user comments, I will combine them into one API request.

Refined prompt:

Each row is the article number and content. For each article, select the keywords: keyword1, keyword2, keyword3, keyword4, keyword5. Provide your answer in the CSV format: “article number”, “comma_separated_keywords”

No1. short text of article No.1 (without return symbol) 
No2. short text of article No.2 (without return symbol) 
No5. short text of article No.5 (without return symbol) 
  1. No Additional Explanation Needed

While GPT-4 often attempts to provide explanations for its answers, if you have already explored the topic, you can frame your questions in a way that skips the elaboration. For example:

For the subsequent articles, please select from the keywords: keyword1, keyword2, keyword3, keyword4, keyword5. No further explanation required.

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  1. Select the appropriate model

For complex tasks, GPT-4 is recommended, while simpler tasks like translation can utilize GPT-3.5. For more information, please refer to the following article: Models - OpenAI API.

  1. Small amount testing

Prepare several sample texts and verify the API results to ensure they are as expected before processing a large number of articles.