[IAEP] Emulating Alice in Turtle

Tony Anderson tony_anderson at usa.net
Sat Nov 17 06:12:03 EST 2012


Just a footnote. There may be some who are not aware that Alice is based 
on AIML:


The AIML engine in Speak is written in Python.

An intriguing idea is to make a teachable bot:


This could result in a dialog like this:

type: hello
response: I don't know what to say.
type: say: hello
response: hello
type: How are you?
response: I don't know what to say.
type: say: I'm fine, thanks. How are you?
response: I'm fine, thanks. How are you?
type: Goodbye
response: I dont' know what to say.
type say: Goodbye

AIML is a way to give rules on how to respond to an input. It has a 
default response when none of the rules are triggered. The default 
response in Alice is randomly chosen from a set of alternatives. 
However, the default response could always be 'I don't not what to say' 
or 'bitte'. The response 'say:' could then trigger the engine to add the 
response as a rule.

Another intriguing idea is to add the AIML engine to chat so that alice 
could participate. In the AIML model, Alice would not enter the 
conversation except in response to questions.


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