Peter,


On 2012-09-17 04:29, Peter Hickman wrote:
> There are a number of chatbots in Ruby out there but after I looked 
> at
> them I ended up creating my own.
>
> You program it like this
>
> miho.learn "whats|what_is the time?", "what time is it?", "time" do
>   say_time()
> end
>
> Where say_time() returns a string which is displayed to the user
>
> [AIML]$ rvm 1.8.7
> [AIML]$ ./shell.rb
> [Miho] Hello, how are you?
> [You] what is the time
> [Miho] It is nineteen fourteen
> [You] what day is it
> [Miho] Today is Sunday
> [You] whats your ip address
> [Miho] Sorry I didn't understand 'whats your ip address'
> [You] what is your address
> [Miho] My ip address is 192.168.1.2
> [You] bye
> [Miho] Bye. Come again
> [AIML]$
>
> It's pure ruby. I was in the process of converting the AIML ruleset
> over but I was less than impressed with the rulesets (they didn't
> really have much of interest in them) so I gave up on that. Presently
> I have become sidetracked trying to integrate speech input and output
> so the full Ruby shell has ground to a halt. I do however have mruby
> embeded in a C based program that allows mruby to use espeak to to
> speek the results.
>
> I am in the process of getting Pocket Sphinx STT (speech to text) to
> integrate with the C shell so that the input no longer comes from the
> keyboard. Finally a computer that I can talk to that is fully
> programable in Ruby :)
>
> Then to port it to the Raspberry PI and away we go, it presently just
> runs on Ubuntu with much cajoling.
>
> If you want the Ruby only version I can zip it up for you, though you
> will probably look at it and go "Is that all?" but it might be a
> useful starting point.


That would be great!  What about memory (persistence?) between 
sessions? - has that been of interest to you?

Regards,

Phil.
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