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enCore v.4 User's Guide
How to Use a Generic Bot
The Generic Bot is a Turing Robot designed to interact in vigorous "Eliza-like" conversation with other people in its vicinity. It has key words, sentence patterns, random responses, and question responses--all user programmable. It has some ability to recognize where it is and to whom it is talking. The ‘help botname’ contents from inside enCore are included below. To start up the bot, drop it, activate it, and say "hi."
Instructions and Information on Specific Verbs (Commands)
Using the Encore Object Editor
You will be able to create and describe your bot from the Encore Object Editor interface, but programming responses will have to be done from the text-command side.
Using Specific Verb Commands
ADDING A WORD FOR YOUR BOT TO RESPOND TO:
Enter the appropriate responses a line at a time. End with a single period on a line by itself (then hit enter).
ADDING A PATTERN FOR YOUR BOT TO RESPOND TO:
Suppose you wished your bot to hear something like "MY DONUT ISN'T VERY TASTY" and respond with "WHAT'S SO GREAT ABOUT A TASTY DONUT?"
To do this you must teach your bot to respond to the pattern MY "a" ISN'T VERY "b."
my %(%w*%) isn't very %(.*%)
Then type in the response form:
What's so great about a %2 %1?
Add as many response forms as you wish on separate lines. End with a period on a single line.
ADDING RANDOM RESPONSES:
These responses are triggered whenever your bot can't find a keyword, a pattern, or a question.
ADDING A RANDOM RESPONSE TO A QUESTION:
When your bot senses a question is being asked, it responds with a random "answer."
TO REMOVE WORDS, PATTERNS, RANDOM RESPONSES OR ANSWERS:
Use the appropriate 'rm-' command. For example, to remove pattern number 5 on your bot just type rmpat 5 from bot
To see what number response, type the appropriate 'see**'.
TO MOVE POSITION OF A PATTERN:
SEEWORDS "BOTNAME"--preprogrammed words the bot will respond to
1 your %(.*%)
2 what is %(.*%)
3 .* you are %(.*%)
4 my %(%w*%)
5 why not
6 I %(.*%) you
7 %(%w*%) is %(.*%)
Suppose %1 were not %2? What then?
8 it's %(.*%)
9 I am %(.*%)
10 I'm %(.*%)
1 Hmm, not sure I know..
2 That's an interesting question...
3 Gosh, I'm not sure I can answer that...
1 Do you have any hobbies?
2 I see, please continue...
3 What exactly are we talking about?
4 Can you go over that again please..
5 Um, i get the feeling this conversation is not going anywhere..
6 oh yeah?
7 hmm, is that so..
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