Bot::Backbone::Service::OFun::Hailo - Talk to your bot and it talks back


version 0.142230


    # in your bot config
    service hailo => (
        service    => 'OFun::Hailo',
        brain_file => 'hailo.db',

    dispatcher chatroom => as {
        redispatch_to 'hailo';

    # in chat
    alice> bot, how are you today?
    bot> That depends on how they are today.


This uses the Hailo library to grant your bot the ability to talk back when spoken to. Used by itself, the bot won't be a very interesting conversationalist at first. Mostly, it will just repeat back to you what you say to it. Over time, however, it will slowly build up a statistical model that will allow it to respond with text that makes very little sense, but sounds like the sorts of things you talk about in your chat room.

If you want to, you can also pre-train it using Hailo library directly and then start of with conversations built on whatever corpus of text you want to start from. I recommend corporate marketing materials or development documentation for maximum entertainment value.


Any conversation

All conversations that are held in the chat room that are not directed to the bot and do not contain commands for the bot will be used to teach the bot's markov chain data structure.

Any conversation directed to the bot

Any conversation that is directed at the bot itself in ways common to chat rooms (or any non-command in a direct chat), will result it he bot learning from that conversation and responding to it.



This is a path to a file to use as the brain for the bot. See Hailo for information on what goes into this file.


This is the Hailo object used to learn and reply to conversation. This is automatically built.



Handles all conversation directed to the bot.


Handles all other conversation the bot hears.


No op.


Andrew Sterling Hanenkamp <>


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