Buttons on the control panel cycle the user through newly arrived
from the inbox. The buttons are:
Next. This button causes next
email in the inbox to be decoded, processed and displayed. The proposed
reply is also displayed.
Again. The same email is
reprocessed. This is valuable if the user wants to change data in the
tables and rerun to check out the new results. The "Again" button can
be pressed indefinitely while the user tunes up scripts and the stimuli
to trigger scripts.
Previous. This button backsteps
and reruns the previous email in the inbox.
button cycles the displayed data to show diagnostics or the generated
Send. Will send off the letter
through a POP3 account, bypassing the need for an email program.
Backup. The Scenario, Keywords,
and ScamType files are stored with
"backup" added to the file name. This can be done occasionally when
extensively updating a table so it won't be too devastating when the
dog trips over your power cord.
Close. The autobaiter first
asks if you want to save unsaved files before closing.
Scroll bar and number box.
At the far right is a scroll bar to quickly bring up a specific email.
The little number box next to it shows which email in the inbox is
being examined. The feature is largely for diagnostics.
Screen shots of control panel
The window on the left contains the lad's email. Important
keywords are bold faced and less important prepositions are underlined.
Those co-occurrences that actually cause a neural trigger are colored
blue. The user may find important phrases that should have a
response. The highlighting makes it very easy for the user
to decide if new keywords should be
entered or new scripts or script
triggers should be entered.
Note that the middle button shows "Gleaned". This causes the
display below it to show diagnostic data from the method that analyzes
the email and gleans information. Details of where the data comes from
is at the bottom of that window. Other useful information is shown at
This screen shot shows the middle button set to "Trigger". This
causes the display to show stimuli that triggered the scripts. See the
description of the Scenario page for
more information on what this means. The numbers on the far left point
to the line numbers in the scenario file to make it very easy to locate
the cause of the script trigger. The order of these triggers displayed
are according to where the scripts are stored and not related to where
they occur in the lad's email.
One screen shot not shown is when the middle button is set to
"Letter". That is the generated reply. If the user
really wants to interfere, the letter can be manually altered before
the "Send" button is hit.