These clients are not Alicebot engines unto themselves, but rather clients that let you provide a different interface to an Alicebot.
GaitoBot AIML Editor
Yet another commercial AIML editor has appeared, in an increasingly competitive
market for tools that produce AIML fast, correct and easily. The
GaitoBot AIML Editor is now available for download and test from Gaito.de. Based on Microsoft .NET technology, the GaitoBot Editor is currently available for Windows XP platforms, although we also got it running on Windows 2000. It has some interesting graphical editing capabilities and some very promising looking tracing features. The application was developed in German, and its creators are actively seeking feedback on translation. Not all of the error messages and forms are translated in English or other languages yet, in particular the EULA is in German.
The GaitoBot AIML Editor includes its own proprietary AIML interpreter.
According to developer Daniel Springwald, "The server-version
produces xml-log-files of every dialog.
It is planned, that this can be loaded and debugged inside the editor.
In a batch-mode then you can automatic debug all logs,
and get a report, where the bot didn't know how to answer.
"The bot implementation
is still a little bit buggy and does not support all aiml-tags yet. But we are
working on it.
"The whole editor is only the first public beta. Many functions are in waiting to be
implemented: the workflow-view, finding duplicates, refactoring etc."
Beta Test Panel Formed for AIML Editor
How many times have you wished for the killer AIML editor app?
It has arrived.
Brian Hoecht and his team at AI-Dealer.com have developed the killer app for AIML editing. Basically the tool
has three tabs. The first tab is like a combination of a Spreadsheet
and a data entry/edit form for patterns, thats and templates. You can load
a huge number of AIML categories from multiple files and sort them by
pattern, that, topic, template, file, or original order. This is
absolutely the best tool we have seen for managing a large AIML set.
The second tab displays how your AIML will look in XML format.
The third tab is a lifelike avatar to test the AIML you've edited and
Of course, you can save the AIML and export it to your favorite AIML
AI-Dealer and the AI Foundation have come to an agreement to invite a
small core group of expert AIML developers to beta test this Editor
It is an invitation only and an all volunteer group. We are trying to
assemble the best minds in the industry to show the media and business
community how far the world of AI has advanced in the past few years.
The goal is to create working examples of a redefinition of the
man-to-machine interface by:
1) Defining and implementing AIML best coding practices
2) Reworking these across the ALICE AAA code base
3) Creating a deeper and synthetic personality for a photo-realistic
avatar with a purpose and a life-like TTS
4) Having some fun and gaining some notoriety in the process.
At this time, the core group of panelists has been formed and
negotiations are underway with corporate sponsors for a high-end
version of this product. A limited number of seats remain open on
the panel of beta testers for highly qualified AIML experts and end-users.
If this seems interesting to you, please contact
bhoecht (at) ai-dealer.com to discuss.
The new AIML editor is truly a killer app for advancing AIML development.
KnyteTrypper has been keeping us informed about
Cherbot widget, developed by
CHer Spencer (she's a sloppy typist, she says, and just gave in to her
inevitable tendency to capitalize both C and H when typing). You'll
need the Yahoo Widget Engine to use it. We were not previously familiar
with it, if you aren't, it's sort of a coat tree for various "widget"
desktop assistant apps. There seem to be hundreds of "widgets," some
of them reasonably useful or interesting. There were already Eliza and
Verbot widgets, as well as an earlier Pandorabots widget which CHer
acknowledges ripping for her idea, but she's improved the look of the
interface and added TTS to it as well. When last heard from she was
trying to figure out how to make it default to MS Mary instead of
Mike, and display a Haptek avatar if present.
If you want more information about Cherbot, try contacting CHer
at gr8cherie (at) yahoo. If you right click the interface,
her email is listed under "About CHerieBot."
Note that under "Widget Preferences" you can set it for any bot
whose bot ID # you know.
She says it will hold about a "Most Popular" page's worth of bots.
CyN Adds Common Sense to ALICE
Long-time Alicebot community member Kino Coursey brings common
sense to ALICE through AIMLpad with his CyN project, a new
experimental Cyc enabled AIML Interpreter. (CyN = CYc + program N).
Kino writes, "Project CyN is the merger of a AIML interpreter used to
develop chat bots with the OpenCyc inference engine. This unique tool
allows the product of one of the largest, continuous AI projects to be
accessed by one of the largest chat bot development community. Basically
Cyc + Program N = CyN.
One of the first questions that interested programmers want to know about
OpenCyc is what kind of natural language interface is there and can they talk with it. And one of the things that interested programmers who learn AIML ask is how to make their chat bots appear smarter. CyN tries to address the desires of both communities."
You can get more information and documentation on CyN from:
Related link: http://www.opencyc.org
Esteban Aparicio has developed a Trillian plugin called TrillAlice
Trillian is a multiprotocol
instant messaging application for Windows created by
that can connect to multiple IM programs from one client, such as AIM,
ICQ, MSN Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger, IRC, Novell, Rendezvous, and
Jabber networks TrillAlice is a chat bot based on the
A.L.I.C.E. program and AIML (Artificial Intelligence Markup Language).
The AIML sets allow the bots to hold conversations with contacts or
even act as highly customizable away messages.
Chatterbot Block for PHPnuke by Jorn Baas
(info at apocratus.net)
"Block-Chatterbot" is a module for the content-management system
PHPnuke, this software is under GPL license and is freely
usable for everyone. The module consists of
a Chatterbot hosted from the Pandorabots website. With this module
you can place a Chatterbot on your PHPnuke managed website.
You can have a look at the module on
this website, it is located on the right side of the page.
Alice Plugin for Ultra Hal Assistant
by Jeffrey Peters
(monkey6857 at yahoo dot com)
This plugin allows you to use the Ultra Hal GUI as a front-end to an Active Alice-based brain. Author Jeffrey Peters offers the source code free as well.
AliceTalker is a Swing-based Java client application which enables the
user to interact via spoken words and synthesized speech with an
AliceBot server running on the same or a remote machine. It uses
Cloudgarden's implementation of Sun's Java Speech API.
Alicebot Flash Toolkit
by Chris Fahey
(askrom at graphpaper dot com)
This file contains all you need to use Flash 5 to make an efficient
Flash-based interface for use with the Alicebot server (Program D,
recent versions). Even if you're not a Flash ActionScript Guru, the
Flash interface can be configured to work with your own bot using a
simply INI file, so if you're running the Alicebot Server (Program D)
you may want to look into it as an alternative to the HTML client
by Conan Callen
(ccallen at windowpane dot com)
Active Alice is an open source COM wrapper for Alice. ActiveAlice allows VB developers to create new front ends and applications with Alice. Conan says, "I plan to continue to maintain Active Alice. Active Alice is based on c-alice and as such I am happy to answer questions on that software also."
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