What’s the best way to start training my AIML chatbot?


What’s the best way to start training my AIML chatbot?

> github.com/pandorabots/rosie

Typically, AIML “training” begins with monitoring the chat logs, which consist of question-answer pairs. Whenever you see inappropriate answers, or null answer types, you start entering correct, or better ones manually. For this reason, I call AIML “artisanal’, or in other words “handmade”. I am not aware of anyone who has successfully attached machine learning to AIML chat log question-answer pairs; however, theoretically it should be possible. Attaching machine learning to AIML chat logs would not improve the content quality, or add domain expertise.

Domain expertise , also known as “domain knowledge”, is basically the automation of human expert knowledge, which is somewhat related to the now largely antiquated “expert systems” of yore. Domain engineering is perhaps a subset of knowledge engineering. Applying domain expertise to AIML is more art than science. There is not a good way to apply decision trees to AIML (see also decision support system). If you are not careful with AIML, you can add a lot of knowledge that will be inaccessible due to looping at higher levels, in effect trapping your knowledge below more simple concepts.

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