Faulknerbot chatbot built with AIML (Artificial Intelligence Markup Language) and PyAIML. Conversational data retrieval is rapidly replacing keyword search on mobile devices. Faulknerbot allows users to discover content through natural language dialogue and be directed to original sources. The archival training data is available on the Faulkner at Virginia Audio Archive site.
Dr. Aaron Mauro is Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities and English at Penn State. He is the director of the Penn State Digital Humanities Lab and co-chair of the Digital Liberal Arts Initiative. He teaches on topics relating to digital culture, computational text analysis, and scholarly communication.
Listen to Faulkner discuss the word "bot":
Faulknerbot is easy to use. Just chat with him! If you discover results you find interesting, just click the text box to search the interview archive. Faulknerbot will fetch results from archival sources and return a link and quote. When you are finished, click save to recieve a plain HTML version of your chat along with the source links!
Faulknerbot is still underdevelopment. Please be patient with him. If longer questions are not returning results you'd like, please try specific keywords. Also try the following examples to get started: