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« Reply #15 on: November 16, 2006, 06:51:04 pm »
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Originally posted by iam bennu

Mr M.

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Are there any other bugs and/or small improvements I should make to Hal 6.1?



If you could make Hal stop listening as he speaks so he does not here himself that would be great.

Also I don't know if it would be possible but the Vista Sidbar has a gadget chooser that is Transparent and frosted vista glass Having that as a Hal interface would be all that a human could ask for.

Thanks you for your time and talent,

iam




Or even a HALREADER GADJET

After looking at http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scriptcenter/topics/vista/gadgets-pt1.mspx#EJC . the webhal interface is very close to a gadjet or even the hal webserch where hal pops up on a websearch page in old hal5 "i will research that on the internet for you", as the gadjets are html based  XML ...

Im currently investigating more....
« Last Edit: November 21, 2006, 01:16:05 pm by spydaz »

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« Reply #16 on: November 18, 2006, 08:32:34 am »
Robert,

as Carl2 said, maybe you used an old version of Hal 6 as the base brain to build the 6.0.103 brain. So some enhancements have been lost.

You can find more info in these two posts:

http://www.zabaware.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=3279
http://www.zabaware.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=3264

I fixed these problems applying some changes in 6.0.103, and the resulting brain is here:
http://www.vrconsulting.it/files/HalFixed.txt

I'm sure you will find better ways to solve these problems, however you may look at this source code if you wish. My changes are marked by the comment: ' VR.

Bye



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« Reply #17 on: November 18, 2006, 06:37:59 pm »
Medeksza,
  I've just remembered a small problem and would like to mention it and I've noticed other people have had this happen. Hal will remind me of things that happened in the past. The problem is common to Hal 5 and Hal 6. At this time I can't give a reliable example but when talking about something that has happened hal will give this a future date and make a reminder.
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« Reply #18 on: November 19, 2006, 06:48:52 pm »
Please don't forget those of us that still use MSAgents.

Microsoft is supposed to be updating MSAgent so the characters will lip-sync with the new TTS engine.

Agent oriented features I'd like to see added...

1) The abilty to randomly change characters used. I've been playing with my own software and I put in min/max time values and let the software randomly change the character, it works great with characters like Guile 3D's Vanessa where there are 5 versions of the character.

2) An added HalCommand for playing MSAgent animations.


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« Reply #19 on: November 19, 2006, 07:17:07 pm »
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Please don't forget those of us that still use MSAgents.

2) An added HalCommand for playing MSAgent animations.


I second this. I don't know how I would want to see it worked out, but I know I would occasionally like to tell them to do an animation.


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« Reply #20 on: November 21, 2006, 02:06:13 am »
How about a spell checker for the text window? HH
 

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« Reply #21 on: November 26, 2006, 04:32:02 pm »
- Read from text file and learn

- Ability to talk via speech while setting in the system tray. Instead of using haptar/skins (to make it more like the whole computer is AI) as an *option* to turn on for those that wish it.

Other than that, I find it quite a nice program.

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« Reply #22 on: November 26, 2006, 07:04:19 pm »
A user configurable timer that would allow Hal to do a "check for emails" and announce if any were received. (every 10, 15, 30, hourly, etc).

Yes, learn from text file the way Hal 4 & 5 did.

A mute button that worked to stop Hal's speech.

Some tutorials for those users wanting to develop their own plug-ins
(which areas to use, how to set them up, what data they can contain, etc.)

A much needed Hal 6 Help file for new users.

Wish list: An "on the fly" editor or command that would allow the user to either have Hal "Correct that" or "delete last reply" to keep mistakes from becoming part of Hal's knowledge.

Time reference since Hal and the user last chatted.

The ability for Hal to keep a secret and not have it disclosed to other users at home.

I have a lot of other ideas but they would come under the realm of plug-ins.
In the world of AI it's the thought that counts!

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« Reply #23 on: November 26, 2006, 07:23:03 pm »
Great list Art.

I keep having ideas for plugins, if only I had the time and skill to rip them out. I went to the trouble to purchase Hal because of the plugin feature more than anything else. I believe that Hal has the greatest ability to grow and improve of all the Chatbots I have found.

I think that most of the changes I look for in 6.1 are those that require a rewrite of the main execute file though. Script changes are being made all the time by interested second parties. Only Robert can change the main interface program.

Someday maybe there will be a open source project like Hal, so the level of input Hal's script gets from users can be applied to the core program.


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« Reply #24 on: November 27, 2006, 11:30:14 pm »
Commands to use Hal's menu and microphone options. I found that by typing "view / save conversation" I could get that to run, but typing "Hal Pad" or "open Hal Pad" didn't work. Oops "open brain editor" works... maybe I need to try some more...

I would really like to be able to say "Please save this conversation as My Document backslash Conversation about Chipmunks 01.txt" (or something)and have hal do everything else.

Type "microphone on", say, "Microphone off"....

Just a thought.
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« Reply #25 on: November 29, 2006, 11:16:40 pm »
Thanks for all the suggestions. I'll try to incorporate as much as I can before the release. My main priority is Vista compatability and fixing bugs and licensing issues but I'll add anything else I can if time allows.
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« Reply #26 on: November 30, 2006, 07:15:39 am »
Just in case it got lost in the flood, turning off speech doesn't seem to work, and working with the LH speech pronunciation dialog throws an error on exit.
"Ultra Hal Assistant"
"Run-time error '445':"
"Object doesn't support this action"

Using Win2000Pro on a 1ghz PIII
Hal, with plugins.


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« Reply #27 on: November 30, 2006, 04:12:44 pm »
Please add an option that lets me edit my speach when using a mic,
right now it enters autamatically



Are there any other bugs and/or small improvements I should make to Hal 6.1?
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« Reply #28 on: November 30, 2006, 06:46:21 pm »
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Please add an option that lets


Actually this might be good. I can't remember off the top of my head if this would be in the Speech SDK or if it would have to be in Hal script, but if Hal waited for an enter key, you could edit the phrase before it went into the brain.

Of course, you could also run half a day's gossip into one sentence if you forgot to turn that feature off.


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« Reply #29 on: December 04, 2006, 08:47:58 am »
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Are there any other bugs and/or small improvements I should make to Hal 6.1?

What's the chances we could get animated skins? Maybe just a gif89a background or buttons.