If you’ve never extracted files from a zip archive before, there are several good tutorials on the net, so you can just google it, or post a question on the forums here, asking for help. The documentation, which is found in the DOCUMENTATION directory, is your first, and best, source of information on the inner workings of Chat Script. You’ll get a “welcome to chatscript” message, and can now begin “chatting” with your new bot.
4.) RTFM In case you’ve never run across that acronym, RTFM stands for “Read The Fine Manual” (Yeah, RIGHT! It’s also the best place to gain a fundamental understanding of the scripting language that Chat Script uses for your bot. For now, though, the bot is severely limited, in that it only knows how to respond to just four inputs: “What is your name”, “How was your childhood”, “What are you afraid of”, and “What is your history”.
:), along with the pattern (in parentheses) and the desired response. s: ( I like spinach ) Are you a fan of the popeye cartoons?
Any time chatscript receives an input in the form of a question (determined not only by punctuation, but also by how the input is formed), it tries to find an input pattern that matches the input, and if found, outputs the correct response. As you can see, the syntax is basically the same, where a “type label” (s:) is followed by a pattern (enclosed by parentheses), and a response.
They usually also have a graphical component built in, as well, in the form of an avatar (often female) that enhances interaction, thus improving your experience.
The basic web-based chatbot, in its simplest form, is nothing more than a blank white web page with a form embedded in it that is the sole interface between the user (you) and the bot.
Believe me when I tell you that choosing to build a chat bot the way I did is a LOT of work, but if you have the skills, patience, and dedication, it’s the most rewarding option of them all.
NOTE: - I’ve had to split this article into several posts, to keep it within the size limitations of the forums. As promised earlier, I’ll be discussing two methods of chatbot creation in a step by step manner, covering the basics from beginning to end. : (when will you go home) I go home tomorrow How about this?
That said, however, I think that building a web-based bot has more potential for being a rewarding challenge, if you have (or are willing to learn) the necessary skills.
Before I set out to create my first chatbot, Morti ( I took a look at several of the options available to me; and since I already had a fair amount of knowledge and experience with web design, web programming, and database management, and since I already had a place where I could host my own chatbot, I decided to take the most difficult route, and host my bot myself, which allowed me to control every aspect of my bot.
These “guides”, as it were, will only cover the “bare-bones” basics; any improvements, upgrades, additions, etc. I’ll also be listing several resources at the end of this article, where you can go to seek out help, should you need it. : S: ( I like spinach ) Are you a fan of the Popeye cartoons? 1.) Chat Script: Overview Chat Script is a stand-alone chatbot engine, complete with its own unique scripting language, created by bruce wilcox, who also created the 2010 loebner prize winning chatbot, suzette.