A Messenger Chatbot is a computer-generated personality created to interact with users of an online chat service. These users are known as chatbots. The major thing that sets them apart from regular chatbots, however, is the ability to translate speech and to respond to responses automatically. There are four basic components to any Chatbot: its core data, speech recognition, meaning generation, and vocabulary expansion.
The core data is the things that the Facebook Chatbot has. This is the things that the bot knows and is programmed to know, so it can function in a conversation. It also includes what the bot can say and what it can do.
In real live conversations, actual bots are more likely to read from a script or from a pre-written text that they are instructed to read. In Messenger Bot chat, you have two choices: either let the bot speak the way it wants or pre-program it to say something like this: "Hey, let's have fun today!"
If you want the bot to be more interactive, simply add some background music, or if it is a little on the shy side, add some visual cues. You can even add pictures, by clicking a button at the bottom of the chat box.
The speech recognition part of the Bot is all about making sure that the bot understands the words it hears. It is this part that will decide whether or not it is right for a user to say something. Once it detects the words it needs to respond to, it will then search for a suitable response to match those words.
At this point, it will look up the meaning for those words and return it in the form of a possible phrase, word, or sentence. However, if that doesn't have the desired meaning, it will then try to look for the correct form of the word, whichit can use if the proper context can be found.
When all the parts of the Bot are working properly, all you have to do is speak to the bot to start a conversation. Alternatively, you can program the bot to respond only to certain topics, using the "type in" option in the chatbox. Once the Bot knows the subject, it will go to work looking for the appropriate response.
As mentioned, the Bot uses a pre-written text, but that doesn't mean that it cannot be creative. Since it is being pre-programmed, it is free to pick and choose parts of the text that it wants to respond to. In most cases, the Bot has a central topic for each message, which it is bound to focus on.
Using a Messenger Bot can be a great tool for those who like to plan their messages before they send them out. Here is an example of a pre-written message that you could use to inform a friend of an upcoming event.
Hello, – I've been looking forward to seeing you! You're invited to a free seminar tomorrow afternoon. Come join me!
Although you may think of this as just another version of a greeting card, what is great about this type of message is that it is intended to be funny, or at least entertaining. You can pick the one you like best and let the Bot do the rest. Here is another example:
In conclusion, a Messenger Bot is a computer-generated personality that will be able to respond to words, so you don't have to. You are basically programming the Bot, so it will answer whatever you want it to, whenever you want it to.