AIML - <think> Tag


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<think> Tag is used in AIML to store a variable without notifying the user.

Syntax

Store a value using <think> tag

<think> 
   <set name = "variable-name"> variable-value </set>
</think>

For example, consider the following conversation.

Human: My name is Mahesh
Robot: Hello!
Human: Byeee
Robot: Hi Mahesh Thanks for the conversation!

Example

Create think.aiml inside C > ab > bots > test > aiml and think.aiml.csv inside C > ab > bots > test > aimlif directories.

think.aiml

<?xml version = "1.0" encoding = "UTF-8"?>
<aiml version = "1.0.1" encoding = "UTF-8"?>
   <category>
      <pattern>My name is *</pattern>
      <template>
         Hello!<think><set name = "username"> <star/></set></think>
      </template>  
   </category>  
   
   <category>
      <pattern>Byeee</pattern>
      <template>
         Hi <get name = "username"/> Thanks for the conversation!
      </template>  
   </category>  
   
</aiml>

think.aiml.csv

0,My name is *,*,*, Hello! <think><set name = "username"> <star/></set></think>,think.aiml
0,Byeee,*,*, Hi <get name = "username"/> Thanks for the conversation!,think.aiml

Execute the Program

Open the command prompt. Go to C > ab > and type the following command −

java -cp lib/Ab.jar Main bot = test action = chat trace = false

Verify the Result

You will see the following output −

Human: My name is Mahesh
Robot: Hello!
Human: Byeee
Robot: Hi Mahesh Thanks for the conversation!


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