an instant messenger chatbot
(Melissa is currently a work in progress; the stitches around her cranium haven't healed yet and I have yet to tighten the bolts on her neck. As a result, you may find that various bits of her don't work very well, and she's certainly not very polished or bug-free. Be kind.)
Melissa is mostly written in Lua, with a simple binding to the libpurple APIs; all the actual work is done in pure Lua code. Melissa's brain is a reimplementation of the MegaHAL code in Lua, done by me, which has then been generally hacked around with and, probably, broken; Melissa's responses don't seem as coherent as MegaHAL's, but that could simply be due to different training material. I'm vaguely on the lookout for a suitable replacement brain. (I may be able to steal one from Alex the Parrot.)
The program is GPLv2 licensed.
README (2.1 kB)
The README file from the distribution, should you require more information.
melissa-0.3.tar.bz2 (84.6 kB)
The source code for melissa. You'll need a Unixoid to compile this.