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[ABD] Forum AI v0.2.0

Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2002 6:30 am
by zemaj
Name: Forum AI

Description: This mod with give your forums an "artifical intelligence" bot based on the ALICE system (Program E by Paul Rydell) which will respond to users' posts in your forum and chat with users.

Version: 0.2.0

Download: ... p?download

Project site:

Code: Select all

## New to v0.2.0:
## o various bug fixes (esp. blank posts fix)
## o some degree of coding clean up, but needs more work (I got bored after about 3 hours :P )
## o SRS (Salient Response System) - makes bot give far more salient (succinct and to the point) responses
## o response for private messages to bot's username
## o waaaay better variable tracking
## o customisable welcome message from bot to newly registering users
## o much, much better AIML updating from admin panel
## o move away from various traditional ALICE systems to better suit phpBB/forum systems
## o repositioning of files to better fit phpBB standards
## o improved installation procedure in install.php (now loads initial aiml files at same time)
## o added some intergration mods (note the ChatBox intergration mod - this is REALLY cool ;) )
Many, many thanks to parad0x for this. Instead of having to wade through some 50 pages of replies you can find all the info you'll need here. You can find the latest version of this [here] to see if there have been any changes.
parad0x wrote: Just trying to consolidate everything since the release of Version 0.2.0
I may (and most likely have) left things out, as this has turned out to be a fairly large task. If you spot something that I need to add or change, please let me know. I will keep this post up to date as best I can. I hope this helps.

Name: Forum AI
Author: zemaj
Description: This mod with give your forums an "artificial intelligence" bot based on the ALICE system (Program E by Paul Rydell) which will respond to users' posts in your forum and chat with users.
Main download:
Project site:
Prerequisites: PHP (4.0.4+) compiled --with-mysql and --with-xml and a recent version of MySQL 3.23.xx and Apache.

AIML files:
(make sure you know what you are doing if you choose to overwrite) (file extensions) (computer terms) (computer jargon) (phobias and such) ... p?download

Other third party files: ...

Q. Can I delete the AIML files after I install them to the brain?
A. Yes, but you will need them again if you wipe the brain.

Q. My bot is stupid or makes no sense, what is wrong with her?
A. You most likely need to install more AIML files.

Q. Some of the AIML files time out when I try to install them, what do I do?
A. ... &start=984

Q. I get an error similar to this: XML error: mismatched tag at line 15430
A. ... &start=987

Q. My bot will sometimes post her reply before my question, is there a fix? (pick one)
A. ... &start=480 (sleep method)
A. ... &start=867 (cron method)
A. ... &start=953 (php ver. of cron)

Q. How do I load multiple sets of AIML files, what if there are duplicates?
A. ... &start=922

Q. How do I keep the bot from replying to smilies?
A. ... &start=925

Q. My bot posts in response to me deleting a post. (pick one)
A. ... &start=878 (mr.luc fix)
A. ... &start=472 (netclectic fix)

Q. Will this MOD take up much space on my server?
A. It depends on how many AIML files you have installed. Mine is nearing 30meg in the db.

Q. I want the online/offline images to work with the bot.
A. ... &start=506

Q. The bots name isn't colored like it should be.
A. ... &start=513

Q. I want my bot to look like she is always online, how do I do this? (do both)
A. ... &start=484
A. ... &start=486

Q. Can I make my bot look like she is doing something in the Who's online?
A. ... &start=964

Q. Will this work with the Last Visit mod by Niels?
A. Yes, do this: ... &start=493

Q. My bot doesn't seem to respond correctly when using PM.
A. ... &start=965

Q. Where can I see a live demo of this?
A. There are several people in this thread that have listed their sites, some are down and some are live. You may also see a bot here:

I will try to get this all together into a release version 1.0.0 soon. I'm very busy, but I WILL do it ;) I promise.


Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2002 7:35 am
by netclectic
[edit]: For a quick reference see the very useful Topic Consolidation thanks to parad0x
netclectic wrote: Interested, tell me more.

Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2002 10:12 am
by sj26
Yes! I am definitely interested, but not for replying to topics, rather for being a boss of a battle system. Would it be able to be programmed to battle a user? I am creating RPG Mod and would be very interested to talk to you more. Follow the link to the RPG Mod Forums.

Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2002 10:33 am
by morpheus2matrix
yes! i'm also interesting ! !

Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2002 10:50 am
by Kajun
Sounds like fun, I'm interested. If it was configurable to operate only in specified forums, this would be great fun.

Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2002 11:05 am
by Killah
iam intrested...would love to have it....will be much better if u can configure it to work on specific forums and stufss...nice when u relasesing it


Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2002 11:12 am
by RMS would this be? Would it be specificially made to be a sort of interactive FAQ bot kind of thing that works from a rough, but building database or what?
Well so long as it is looks reasonably intelligent, and maybe I can get away with passing him off as another member for a while that would be awesome. :P
WOuld you be able to assign his name, and profile stuff like the other users?

Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2002 12:28 pm
by Kage Musha
hehe sounds good. This one could be fun as a member ;)

Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2002 12:33 pm
by RMS
hrm, if one could be created, could perhaps two be made? ...maybe even with slightly different "personalities" or even if not, have them still be able to look like they talk to each other sometimes :P

Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2002 8:42 pm
by Joshua418
I am very interested.
Would it be configureable so that one could limit the sections it can respond to?


Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2002 9:17 pm
by Night4554
mad hotness :P

Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2002 10:32 pm
by zemaj
I'll make it so that it will only respond to forums which are choosen. I'm also looking at an aproximate percentage of posts which get responses. I'll posts up a list of stuff it will do later in the week.

It should be out in about 3/4 weeks. I can't start work untill the end of this week, but I'll have a lot of time 2 weeks from now which means I should be able to get it done in afew nights then.


Oh yes

Posted: Tue Jun 18, 2002 2:26 am
by Acer
If it could have a male/female personality would be the kick.
I also agree if it could be passed off as a member with nick and a profile would be a good thing.
Since it is AI, it would have its own database to learn from if it could be set to respond to certain topics. Also making it global so that it can be place on different hosting servers.
If you are talking something simular to Alice that would read post, this would be so KOOL!!!!

Posted: Tue Jun 18, 2002 3:55 am
by zemaj
Actually it uses ALICE technology, which means, while it's hard to edit (basically you have to learn the language whihc it uses) after that you can basically define all the basic responses.

Also there will be options to define:
  • name
Straight from the admin panel - thus no advanced knowledge needed.

Right now the brain doesn't really have a good "remembering capacity" - it doesn't really record things well, but I'm working on this for a more advanced version.

Finally about storing it on one server - this could be ok, but it does take a while to process each comand, so the server would have to be fast. Also, it is a little hard to do with php, but it can be done.


Posted: Tue Jun 18, 2002 4:42 am
by smithy_dll
eliza and parry stuff? cool
would you be able to make it lock topics with certain keywords etc...