I am building a chatterbot that can answer questions related to tennis. I wish to know if there any any available datasets than can answer casual questions like "How are you", "How is the weather today" so on and so forth.

Edit 1: I am using Python and MongoDb

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tl;dr - find and use AIML files

There is an open-source chat-box project called A.L.I.C.E.

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Link to Demo

A.L.I.C.E. uses the AIML format

AIML (Artificial Intelligence Markup Language) is an XML-compliant language that's easy to learn, and makes it possible for you to begin customizing an Alicebot or creating one from scratch within minutes.

The most important units of AIML are:

aiml: the tag that begins and ends an AIML document

category: the tag that marks a "unit of knowledge" in an Alicebot's knowledge base

pattern: used to contain a simple pattern that matches what a user may say or type to an Alicebot

template: contains the response to a user input

<pattern>WHAT ARE YOU</pattern>
    <think><set name="topic">Me</set></think>
    I am the latest result in artificial intelligence,
    which can reproduce the capabilities of the human brain
    with greater speed and accuracy.

Here are links to AIML datasets : http://www.alicebot.org/downloads/sets.html

You can also probably search Github for AIML formats: https://github.com/search?q=aiml

  • Thanks I am using Python though I'll check if AIML can be integrated with Python Commented Feb 28, 2016 at 3:02
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    Found python-aiml. Acts as an interpreter Commented Feb 28, 2016 at 3:09

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