I have been playing with a few bots to make some of our internal tools easier to reach from Slack (but mainly a self-hosted Mattermost instance). I am using the Botman package (https://botman.io) to code them with php. Getting them done has been very simple. Very handy to get notifications on problems and to do quick lookups of data through the bot and into the channel.
Now I’m looking to leverage natural language parsing (trying out first with this service https://api.ai). It definitely has a lot of potential for both internal and external users.
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On 2/23/17, 2:14 PM, "Code for Libraries on behalf of Emily Ferrier" <[log in to unmask] on behalf of [log in to unmask]> wrote:
We're doing some preliminary research on the use of chatbots/conversational interfaces in libraries. I looked at Code4Lib list archives and journal and found a couple of old threads. If you are working on something in this realm and are interesting in sharing, I'd love to talk! Right now we're considering a Slack integration, but would like to know what others have done (particularly, platform agnostic tools), considered, what worked and what didn't work.
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