(Archived Post – Originally posted on 23rd of December 2014 at 08:10:00 PM)
After years of research work and months of testing we have finally introduced SIML to the public.
SIML or Synthetic Intelligence Markup Language provides some the most essential unparalleled bot features that are not available in any existing bot architecture. Bots created using SIML are fast, intelligent and flexible.
They say that with power comes great responsibilities but the only responsibility we wanted you to have is your bot’s responses and the rest is managed by the SIML specification itself. The state-of-the-art parser used by SIML interpreter ensures that the speed of the response generated is consistent in all cases. Whether you use 1000s of Sets or Regular Expressions or even create 100s of filters for user inputs everything is achieved in milliseconds.
All SIML knowledge base(s) start with a Concept and each concept has its own attributes that alters the behavior of your bot at run-time. Every response generated by an SIML Bot is a well thought response as it always belongs to a particular topic. A Unit of knowledge is stored as an SIML Model which itself is flexible and allows multiple Models to be nested within itself. Models allow generation of complex responses that are very close in context to the user input.
A few features of SIML is as follows
- Multiple Patterns in 1 Model
- Regular Expressions
- Greedy Sets and Regex
- Dynamic Sets
- Nested Modelling
- Labelled Responses
- Contextual Memory
- Listed Variables/Settings
- In-built support for EmotionML 1.0
- Conditional Patterns
- Scripted Patterns
- Numerous Operators for Variable Comparisons
- One element many features instead of Many element many features.
- Predicted Responses.
- Public, Private, Repeatable and Non-Repeatable Concepts.
- Advanced filtration and normalization that even includes Regex
- Extraction of multiple inputs based on strings, words and even Regex
- And a lot more…
All of the above and much is offered by SIML and each and every functionality is supported in its entirety. Sets and Regular Expressions work flawlessly in both patterns and responses. Random and Phrase based responses allow SIML bots to simulate a response that is very humanly in nature.
Advanced normalization and filtration enables a developer to filter out all the unimportant words in user inputs and even transform the user input to its simplest form. This paves a new way for faster contextual responses.
SIML is the first bot Markup Language that comes with in-built support for EmotionML which is the current web standard for embedding emotional responses in entities and gives your bot the true power to simulate complex human emotions. Developer will definitely enjoy working with the official interpreter for SIML (Syn Bot) as it comes with its own 100 % standard compliant EmotionML 1.0 parser that converts and stores EmotionML emotions to .Net objects at run-time and the properties of which are publicly available.
All SIML Projects can have any number of EmotionML emotions declared in them which can later be reused.
For the entire SIML Specification please do visit our Developer Network
Official interpreter for SIML is a Single (with no dependencies) .Net Portable Class Library written purely in C# and can target any Microsoft Platform. It’s available for Free to all Single developers and can use it in both Commercial and Non-Commercial.
Syn Bot has been tested thoroughly and is currently being used by all Syn Web Assistants uploaded to our Server. Just a single instance of SynBot class is involved in powering every online assistant that belongs to Synthetic Intelligence Network. Developers can easily add a reference to the latest version of Syn Bot library using Nuget.
More details on adding and working with Syn Bot ( SIML Interpreter) in your .Net project can be found here.
Syn Bot Studio
As the official interpreter for SIML (Syn Bot) is upgraded frequently it was important to us that we deployed the updated version of the interpreter with the Studio and hence we decided to make Bot Studio a ClickOnce application that updates itself automatically by checking our server that is specially dedicated to Syn Chatbot Studio.
Bot Studio is the only tool a developer will require while working on an intelligent Bot project.
Syn Virtual Assistant
Is Syn Virtual Assistant going to use SIML in the future ? Absolutely. We have plans of replacing the support for old versions of Verbots, Pandorabots and AIML with SIML as it offers an extremely rich set of features that encapsulates all the features offered by the bot systems currently supported by Syn Virtual Assistant. With the integration we believe Syn Virtual Assistant will support 100s (it not 1000s) of new functionalities and will definitely help us in creating a better, intelligent, flexible and multi-lingual Virtual Assistant for high-end desktops.
Our Moto behind SIML – Write Less, Chat More