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I'd love to build an IRC bot that integrated with QA database of stackoverflow. Is the database open so I can reuse the answers? Can we get a dump of it anywhere (like Wikipedia offers)?

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Great idea. The open source Supybot (supybot.sf.net) might be a good starting point. – Kaleb Pederson Jan 20 '10 at 17:47
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There are two ways to "reuse the answers":

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See http://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/data-dump for many interesting applications and analyses of the data. Please consider announcing your project here when you have something we can play with!

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