Since HTML is most familiar to you, as you look at web pages everytime you read my weblog, I will show what AIML is next.
As a good example of the use of AIML, look at the example below, and try and type some questions in the little SAY textbox at the bottom followed by the <ENTER> key on your keyboard.For example, type: What is your name?
Courtesy Yuichan at http://www.travisjmorgan.com/bot/zen.html
The code underneath this 'intelligent' dialogue is what is called AIML and looks like:
<pattern>What is your name</pattern>
I name is Yuichan, but you can call me Yui.
See the enormous source of information about AIML and its use for the Artificial Intelligent ALICE at http://www.alicebot.org
Combine with a human-looking image this could well be our future helpdesk assistant.
One day I hope to answer your questions on my blog with the use of AIML... if I am able to give intelligent answers ;o)