ALICE and AIML Documentation
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Be Your Own Botmaster
The Step-by-Step Guide to Creating, Hosting, and Selling your own A. I. Chat Bot on Pandorabots.
An overview of AIML by Dr. Rich Wallace.
- AIML 1.0.1 Tags Set
The Most Recent set of AIML tags approved by the AIML Architecture Committee
- Pandorabots AIML Tags Set
The set of AIML tags implemented by Pandorabots.
The Anatomy of A. L. I. C. E.
A book chapter on all aspects of ALICE and AIML by Dr. Rich Wallace
(Word File Format)
A Tuturial for Adding Knowledge to your Robot
A guide to creating and hosting your bot on Pandorabots using Program Z by Dr. Doubly Aimless.
Artificial Intelligence Markup Language (AIML) Version 1.0.1
AIML Formal Specification,
A.L.I.C.E. AI Foundation Working Draft
Pandorabots Embrace and Extend
A free chapter from Be Your Own Botmaster specifically covering non-standard AIML tags added by the developers of Pandorabots, a free web based bot hosting service.
Getting Started with Program D
A guide to downloading, installing, configuring and running Program D.
Chatterbots Go Native: Considerations for an eco-system fostering the development of artificial life forms in a human world by
Dr. Richard Wallace, Alice Foundation;
Dr. Hideto Tomabechi, Cognitive Research Labs; and
Dr. Doubly Aimless, Pandorabots
(January 12, 2003)
AIML Reference Manual
by Thomas Ringate
Symbolic Reductions in AIML by
This important document describes the concept
of "reductionism" as it applies to AIML. Understanding
symbolic reduction in AIML is key to writing powerful AIML.
A.L.I.C.E. Brain Picture Gallery
This fascinating gallery of images of the
A.L.I.C.E. Brain helps to visualize the "territory of language"
that Richard Wallace claims
A.L.I.C.E. has "conquered". Take a look at this after you
have an understanding of symbolic reduction, and you'll really begin
to grasp the power of the Alicebot and AIML technologies.
AIML Pattern Matching Simplified (UPDATED)
The Graphmaster Master explains AIML Pattern Matching in three easy steps. This compact note should be of most interest to AIML veterans and/or persons implementing new versions of Graphmaster.
Archival Alicebot Documentation
The following documents are not maintained currently and should not be relied upon for up-to-date information. They are provided here for purposes of interest and may be removed without notice.
Don't Read Me: ALICE and AIML documentation
This is an older document, and some of the issues it discusses are specific to
Also, some old "9.0" tags(like "<alice></alice>) which have been deprecated or replaced are mentioned here. We don't recommend that you use Program B anymore, since it is not supported. But this document still contains quite a lot of useful discussion about AIML building techniques and philosophy.