So there was a bug in @xyzzy relating to how it matches multi-word nouns. Basically, it could successfully check to make sure that at least one part of the subject was mentioned (so that, e.g., "eat loaf" and "eat bread" would still match "loaf of bread"); the problem is that it wouldn't perform the same check when determining if the same noun represented something with a special interaction (e.g., is "bread" something edible). #bots #nlp
Well, hello, all you spambot followers. I toot sparingly, preferring my retinue of #bots (see pinned toots) to do the talking for me. I'd love for you to follow them too; after all, like follows like and each seeks the company of his own kind.
- @xyzzy: Interactive text adventure that posts random scenarios hourly.
- @lol: Mashes up toots from the public timeline at #MastodonSandwich.
- @videodreams: Dreamy gifs made from 100% free online content.
- @laughingman: Tracks the Laughing Man's rampage through old public domain videos.
- @bahai: Regular quotes from the Bahá'í sacred writings.
- @bahai: The latest from various Bahá'í news feeds.
Oh lawd, I'm gonna have to find a better way to host my #bots, because I just keep getting ideas for more and more of them. God help me.
Well, @laughingman seems to be working as intended so far, even if it's in a fairly rudimentary state. It's still not perfect, of course. For one thing, the face recognition tends to flicker on and off from one frame to another, which is annoying.
I suppose I could code up a function that looks at the difference between frames and decides whether to keep displaying the laughing man face just in case there still is a face there. #bots
After messing around with different bits of code and mashing together a number of different ideas, it looks as though the new bot is on track. This is going to be insane. #bots
If @xyzzy is unable to parse a reply to one of its post, should it then send a reply to that post saying that it didn't understand what was said, or should it just stay quiet?
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