Talking to Iniaes one thing I did discover (and how spooky is that) was the VHML (Virtual Human Markup Language) site.
This is an XML implementation to mark up an avatar like Halo. It includes a subset of AIML to deal with the spoken side, but also adds:
- DMML Dialogue Manager Markup Language (AIML)
- FAML Facial Animation Markup Language
- BAML Body Animation Markup Language
- SML Speech Markup Language (Sable)
- EML Emotion Markup Language
Now that looks fun! I wonder if Sitepal will support it?
The project is not only actually current, but also an EU 5th Framework project - so there may even be a participation opportunity.
***Imported from old blog***