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ector

ECTOR is a learning chatterbot.

ector

ECTOR is a learning chatterbot. This is its Node.js version. Build Status NPM version NPM

Getting Started

Install the module with: npm install ector

var Ector = require('ector');
var ector = new Ector();
ector.addEntry("Hello ECTOR!");
var response = ector.generateResponse();
console.log(response.sentence);

Documentation

Class Ector

Use it to instanciate one bot.

Warning: username and botname should be at least 3 characters long.

Constructor

botname

string name of the bot (default: ECTOR) ### username string name of the user (default: Guy)

setUser

username

string new user's name

return the user's name or an Error.

setName

botname

string new bot's name

return string|Error the name of the bot, or an Error.

addEntry

Add an entry into the ECTOR's Concept Network ### entry string One or several sentences. ### cns conceptNetworkState see [ConceptNetworkState].

return Array|Error array of token nodes used in the entry.

generateResponse

Generate a response from the Concept Network and a network state.

return Object { response, nodes } The response is a string, and nodes is an array of nodes (see [linkNodesToLastSentence]).

linkNodesToLastSentence

Link nodes to the previous sentence node id (this is automatically set by addEntry, it is the node id of the first sentence of the entry).

Used with the nodes returned by addEntry.

nodes

Array Array of nodes ids.

injectConceptNetwork

Inject a new [ConceptNetwork] constructor. Useful when one wants to use specialized ConceptNetwork (e.g. FileConceptNetwork).

WARNING: reinitialize this.cn and this.cn[this.username].cns

NewConceptNetwok

ConceptNetwork derivated class of ConceptNetwork.

(Coming soon)

Examples

The browser-ector is an example of how this library can be used.

You can talk to ECTOR in the browser. Take a chat.

Or you add the hubot-ector script to a Hubot.

Contributing

In lieu of a formal styleguide, take care to maintain the existing coding style. Add unit tests for any new or changed functionality. Lint and test your code using mocha.

Release History

  • 2014/08/07: version 0.1.7: fix bug: injector did not always work.
  • 2013/01/27: version 0.1.6: add a ConceptNetwork injector.
  • 2013/01/25: version 0.1.5: fix bug: replace all names in a response.
  • 2013/01/17: version 0.1.4: fix bug: beg value for second sentence.
  • 2013/01/17: version 0.1.3: fix bug: create node for second sentence.
  • 2013/01/06: version 0.1.2: add linkNodesToLastSentence()
  • 2013/01/05: version 0.1.1: fix github URL (to install)
  • 2013/01/05: version 0.1.0: first release

Warning: this is a work in progress.

License

Copyright (c) 2012 François Parmentier Licensed under the MIT license.