The Atomic Playboy and the Radiation Romeo

The button below will open a new browser window displaying the Flash interface for Atomic and Romeo (Version 16 with Preloader). You will find a page of introductory text, some instructions and then the interface where you can suggest a topic for conversation.

This version 16 uses the landscape layout, updates the heckler and end-of-conversation functions with an audio sign-off. All the features from previous versions remain - scroll bar control,custId variable allows me to better log and track conversations.

The chat-bots are hosted on the Pandorabots server under the Shared Service subscription. Please note, the terms of the Updated Policy Guidelines for Free Community Server state that the “Use of automated scripts to make your pandorabot talk to itself or another bot or script” is proscribed (Pandorabots 2011). This project is being developed with the agreement of the Pandorabots Inc management and we would like to acknowledge their support. ( Pandorabots )

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After you have had a play with Atomic and Romeo please use this link to leave a comment.
Maybe you could suggest a topic of conversation or a layout suggestion.
All suggestions gratefully received.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

The sub-set of AIML

I've got the list of files down to 18 files containing some 17800 categories. The next step is to go through these categories in much more detail. What am I looking for? Anything that doesn't match the character profiles of Atomic and Romeo. If it suits one of them it will still have to go.

Why is less AIML better than more? And why am I making this decision? The need to avoid Atomic and Romeo having too much in common is a part of the logic. Another part is less obvious. It is beyond difficult (if not impossible) to keep any overall image of the possible relationships between categories. Less is better. Another part comes from the scriptwriter in me and is even less obvious. How would I edit a script? Look for the crucial moments, those line of dialogue the audience simply must get to generate closure. Everything else is up for grabs. 

What is the absolute least? I don't know. However, Atomic and Romeo will have their own 'Properties' defined inside the Pandorabots server rather than in an AIML file. This is where I'll set the 'facts' of their back story.

Now back to the categories. 

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