Artificial Intelligence Markup Language (AIML)

What is an Artificial Intelligence Markup Language?

The Artificial Intelligence Markup Language is A markup language based on XML that can be used to develop chatbots quickly and easily.. A chatbot creates automated responses to customer queries in natural language.

Chatbots are becoming increasingly popular among businesses and users. Today, chatbots are used in a wide variety of industries and for a wide variety of use cases. The chatbot is usually used in text or messaging applications. Voice systems such as Google Assistants or the well-known Amazon Alexa are also implemented with them.

AIML was founded in 1995 by the American Computer Scientist Dr Richard Wallace as the basis of A.L.I.C.E. (Artificial Linguistic Internet Computer Entity), an intelligent chatbot developed. A.L.I.C.E. won several prizes in tenders and competitions, including the prestigious Loebner Prize three times for the development of a convincing chatbot.

The specification of the Artificial Intelligence Markup Language and the knowledge of A.L.I.C.E. have been published as open source. The specification is continuously being developed.

What applications can be created with AIML?

An Artificial-Intelligence-Markup-Language-Chatbot uses two parts: the knowledge in stored AIML files and the AIML interpreter. For your own chatbot, you first have to create your own AIML files. For this, you need a suitable editor. In principle, an ordinary text editor is sufficient. It is also possible to split the contents of a single AIML file into several files.

Once the AIML files have been completed, they are transferred to a suitable AIML interpreter and thus operated. Numerous freely available AIML interpreters can be downloaded from various websites. Many of them are available as open-source applications including source code. The usable interpreters differ in the supported platform and programming language. Java is often supported as the underlying programming language.

With the help of Artificial Intelligence Markup Language, the further applications of the artificial intelligence programmed. For example, there is the provider Pandorabots, where artificial intelligence is programmed on the basis of AIML. In combination with Python the programmer is provided with extensive programming libraries and can evaluate large amounts of data.

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