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GamerThom Posted - 03/11/2007 : 21:59:01
Post here all discussions pertaining to ways in which
the original Answerpad should be enhanced or added to.
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farcool2 Posted - 11/10/2008 : 21:04:36
maybe a answerpad toolbar where you can learn your bot things from the internet
snicolaou Posted - 07/16/2008 : 17:47:13
Hi Pactive,

For some reasons, ap fails to open. The last thing I have done was to turn the ms agent on. Do you think that was the problem?

"error message:"
Error Number: 401
Error Desc: Can't show non-modal form when modal form is displayed


pactive Posted - 05/29/2008 : 05:02:38

Hi Snicolaou,

The ques.txt file gets questions added to it when the bot didn't have an answer and the question is easily reversible.

The bot uses the questions later when it can't find an on topic response. If a question appears to be on topic, the bot should use the question before dropping through the last of the response finding routines, like just saying "OK", or "I don't know".

You can edit any of the text files, but the ques.txt file deletes the question after it gets used because I didn't want the bot to relentlessly ask me the same thing over and over. So anything you add in there should only get used once (if it's working right).

The idea behind it was that if you ask the bot something it doesn't know, it stores the question and sometime later asks you the same thing. Your answer would go into regular memory, the bot would now have a response for the question, so the question was no longer needed.

It won't store questions about the bot, and if one of the earlier routines finds a reply the question never gets stored.

snicolaou Posted - 05/26/2008 : 18:14:36
Hi pactive,

I have found a little text file with the name "Ques" on the default folder. Could you please explain a little bit how does it work? Can I edit it?

thanking you in advance,

snicolaou Posted - 05/21/2008 : 15:04:49
Hi pactive,

Your endeavor for ap sounds very, very interesting. I am looking forward to testing the new ap.

take care,

pactive Posted - 05/21/2008 : 07:45:25

Now you're into a matter of perception, Apad has always begun searching for a response at the 'end' of the memory file, it's the feature that makes people think it learns quickly. It's also one of the reasons for randomizing the memory file once in a while.

After you get a good sized memory.txt file built up, you'll pretty much never hear the bot say anything at the beginning of the file, there are too many routines that reset the pointer and begin searching from the end of the file.

My spare time is still limited, but I am making progress at finishing a complete version of Apad. Putting in that third interface meant that I had four different methods to change the same variable while the program was running, I've had to rebuild a lot of those combined methods and still need to work on making sure things get disabled and enabled when they need to be.
snicolaou Posted - 05/16/2008 : 16:22:56
Hi Pactive,here is what ap's log file contains:

Date/Time: 15:41:17 15-May-2008
App: Answerpad
Version: 1.08.093
Error Number: 424
Error Desc: Object required
Stack Dump: Answerpad.VariousFunctions.IncomingAnimationCheck

I can put up with that as it does not interfere with my interaction with ap other than the error message.

On the other hand, though, I have observed that every morning that I activate answerpad and I ask a specific question, ap gives me irrelevant answers to my question. Most of the answers ap gives me are what I taught her the other day. I wonder why.

pactive Posted - 05/15/2008 : 16:22:52

It's most likely from the IncomingAnimationCheck routine, that's where I still get that error.

IncomingAnimationCheck shouldn't run if the agent is inactive or if your incoming sentence is empty, it's loaded with traps to tell me which section is failing, but I still get errors through it without the extra descriptions.

You should have a Answerpad_Errors.log file that might have more info.

snicolaou Posted - 05/12/2008 : 14:42:10
Hi Pactive,

I hope you are doing ok.
Every time I make a statement for ap to learn, I get the following message:
error number: 424
description: object required

What ap means by saying "object required." Is she talking about grammar?


Stelios Nicolaou
pactive Posted - 05/01/2008 : 08:36:31
Hi Snicolaou,

I'm glad to hear it's working.

The typing speed is controlled by one of the timers, so I'll have to look into seperating it to make it adjustable. I slowed it down a while back to lower CPU usage and using the newer interfaces I never noticed the effect on the typing speed.

snicolaou Posted - 04/30/2008 : 09:36:24
Hi Pactive,

So far ap, the classic version, works very well. Today I got the following minor error though:
Date/Time: 09:24:58 30-Apr-2008
App: Answerpad
Version: 1.08.093
Error Number: 424
Error Desc: Object required
Stack Dump: Answerpad.VariousFunctions.IncomingAnimationCheck
Also, the way ap output her text responses is rather slow. Could you tell me the parameter variable to make it just a bit faster?

snicolaou Posted - 04/29/2008 : 18:08:27
Hi Pactive,

Thanks for the new version. Excellent!! It works fine even in my company's computer where the windows registry is set to "read only"!! Thanks a lot.

I haven't tried the memory randomization yet. When I find a little bit of time, I will give it a try and let you know.

Thanking you very much,

snicolaou Posted - 04/18/2008 : 14:29:47
Hi pactive,
sorry for the missunderstanding.

Since a picture worth a thousand words, I have print-screened ap with msagent activation on and off. Unfortunately, I could not find a way to attach it to the forum; therefore, I will send it to you with email.


pactive Posted - 04/18/2008 : 06:28:25

OK, I didn't think I was confused before, but now I am.

I thought I was working on the "spoken audio" error you posted on 3/7

In 1.9.2 you should get tooltips when you mouseover the text boxes telling you how to resize them. Hold ctrl down and click on a text box, handles appear that let you resize. Then right click on a handle to move the box.

Or, do you mean 'docking' text boxes that resize automatically when the form does? I'm planning on looking into that soon.

snicolaou Posted - 04/17/2008 : 16:18:01
Dear friend pactive,

I hope we don't run into a .. misunderstanding.. When I was mentioning the no voice option. I was actually talking about the way the text box (input and output) is layed out. It is more convenient for me to have the box (rectangle) with the input and output text lines to be horizonal and not vertical, the way answerpad was before -ie resizable with the option to activate and drag and drop the ms agent.

The option to stop hearing any voice coming from ap (as I enjoy answerpad with the text mode-talking to her with the text box at work) is easy for me to implement as I can just mute her voice from the volume control.

So, what I was saying is that for the text box (input and output) to be horizonally sizable with the option to activate and drag and drop the avatar (ms agent) on it by resizing the box's layout- the way answerpad was before. My sincere appologies for any misunderstanding.


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