[WF-General] Request for help, and perhaps GSOC

Erik Hjortsberg erik.hjortsberg at gmail.com
Wed Mar 31 05:27:05 PDT 2010

Hi, the documentation on the main site isn't exactly organized. Some of 
it is also pretty obsolete.
If you tell us what you've found so far we can help you find that which 
you've missed.

It's worth knowing about the Atlas protocol, and how the world is 
described using it. One of the best way is to start up the Ember client 
(build from source through the Hammer script: 
http://wiki.worldforge.org/wiki/Hammer_Script ) and issue the command 
/show_serverLogger . This will show you all communication with the 
server in raw Atlas xml form.

Cyphesis is designed to work with natural language for communication 
(and transmitting of knowledge). A short example of this can be found 
here: http://worldforgedev.org/archives/25
Al has some more info about the Interlinguish system over at 
http://alistairriddoch.org/ (some things about acorn might be obsolete 

If you are interested in participating in the SoC you should submit an 
application. The application window is only open for a couple of days, 
and the sooner we get your application the better, as we can then give 
feedback etc..
I think your proposed project sounds interesting.


2010-03-30 18:45, Erick Vresnev Castellanos Hernández skrev:
> Hi,
> I'm currently a student of a master program in computer science. I'm in a
> research group interested in multi-agent systems, focused on virtual
> environments and creatures. Some of the papers that the group have
> published are [1] and [2]. Specifically, my research is on the
> specification of virtual worlds and virtual creatures by using
> pseudo-natural language, and describing a scenario and a scene which the
> creatures must play. For example, the input could be something like "Erick
> is a student. He needs to write a paper and send it to his tutor." and in
> the virtual world we could see that scene played.
> I believe WorldForge is a suitable playground for exploring those ideas.
> The purpose of this mail is to ask for some help in the form of pointers
> to related documentation of your project, or your past experiences or the
> ideas you have implemented in cyphesis (mainly). Or just a simple irc/mail
> talk to know what you think about my research.  Or even your experience of
> a single defined world (atlas protocol) but with different clients (2D vs
> 3D), a theme in which I'm also interested.
> While looking in your site for documentation, I realized that you where
> accepted for GSOC, and you have an idea for cyphesis which I think is
> really interesting (Fortification building game system). My point of view
> of this idea is from an agent-oriented optic. In other words, I can think
> of that idea as an agent that has been giving an objective: to build a
> fortification. He must "think" how to get the prerequisits of the
> fortification through an ontology, and then explore the world to find the
> needed parts and learn the required abilities to achieve his goal or
> objective. This is why I believe I could also help you in that idea in the
> context of GSOC. Of course if you are interested.
> I'm looking forward for your help and comments. Thank you.
> Ing. Erick Vresnev Castellanos Hernández
> "Libertad es aún la idea más radical de todas."
> ---Nathaniel Branden
> [1] http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpls/abs_all.jsp?arnumber=1524287
> [2] http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpls/abs_all.jsp?arnumber=4019799
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