infobot is an IRC bot written in Perl 5 which implements a sort of artificial intelligence by learning information ("factoids") from channel discussions and then responding intelligently to queries about this accumulated information. It also acts as a gateway to other useful sources of information (e.g. online dictionarys/weather stations, internic WHOIS database, DNS, IMDB, slashdot headlines, search engines, other infobots).
|Tags||Communications Chat IRC|
Release Notes: Support for arbitrary RSS files that can be updated on-the-fly (including one for freshmeat.net), the ability to retrieve currency exchange rates from the net and to connect to the excuse server and generate excuses, a re-enabled search capability, a new 'literal' query which shows an internal representation of factoids, a 'purldoc' module for searching Perl FAQ questions, a Zippy module, 'divine' (a magic 8-ball), the ability to use MD5 passwords, and several bug fixes.
Release Notes: New interfaces for USAir flight info, insult server, METAR, most existing search engines; new security factpack; new "shut up" and "wake up" commands; other miscellaneous changes.
Release Notes: CTCP DoS and other bug fixes, updated docs and factpacks, added a new slashdot headlines module.
Release Notes: Many changes, including a babelfish translator and insult server (both require LWP).