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  8  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bot  \Bot\,  n.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  See  {Bots}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bot 
  n  :  botfly  larva;  typically  develops  inside  the  body  of  a  horse 
  or  sheep  or  human 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  bot  n  [common  on  IRC,  MUD  and  among  gamers;  from  `robot']  1. 
  An  {IRC}  or  {MUD}  user  who  is  actually  a  program.  On  IRC,  typically 
  the  robot  provides  some  useful  service.  Examples  are  NickServ  which 
  tries  to  prevent  random  users  from  adopting  {nick}s  already  claimed  by 
  others  and  MsgServ  which  allows  one  to  send  asynchronous  messages  to 
  be  delivered  when  the  recipient  signs  on  Also  common  are  `annoybots', 
  such  as  KissServ  which  perform  no  useful  function  except  to  send  cute 
  messages  to  other  people.  Service  bots  are  less  common  on  MUDs;  but  some 
  others  such  as  the  `Julia'  bot  active  in  1990-91,  have  been  remarkably 
  impressive  Turing-test  experiments,  able  to  pass  as  human  for  as  long  as 
  ten  or  fifteen  minutes  of  conversation.  2.  An  AI-controlled  player  in  a 
  computer  game  (especially  a  first-person  shooter  such  as  Quake)  which 
  unlike  ordinary  monsters,  operates  like  a  human-controlled  player,  with 
  access  to  a  player's  weapons  and  abilities.  An  example  can  be  found 
  at  `http://www.telefragged.com/thefatal/'.  3.  Term  used  though  less 
  commonly,  for  a  web  {spider}.  The  file  for  controlling  spider  behavior 
  on  your  site  is  officially  the  "Robots  Exclusion  File"  and  its  URL  is 
  "http:///robots.txt") 
 
  Note  that  bots  in  all  senses  were  `robots'  when  the  terms  first 
  appeared  in  the  early  1990s,  but  the  shortened  form  is  now  habitual. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  bot 
 
  chat,  World-Wide  Web>  (From  "{robot}")  Any  type 
  of  autonomous  {software}  that  operates  as  an  {agent}  for  a 
  user  or  a  {program}  or  simulates  a  human  activity.  On  the 
  {Internet},  the  most  popular  bots  are  programs  (called 
  {spiders}  or  crawlers)  used  for  searching.  They  access  {web 
  sites},  retrieve  documents  and  follow  all  the  {hyperlinks}  in 
  them  then  they  generate  catalogs  that  are  accessed  by  {search 
  engines}. 
 
  A  {chatbot}  converses  with  humans  (or  other  bots).  A 
  {shopbot}  searches  the  Web  to  find  the  best  price  for  a 
  product.  Other  bots  (such  as  {OpenSesame})  observe  a  user's 
  patterns  in  navigating  a  web  site  and  customises  the  site  for 
  that  user. 
 
  {Knowbots}  collect  specific  information  from  {web  sites}. 
 
  (1999-05-20) 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  BOT 
  Back  On  Topic  (slang,  Usenet,  IRC) 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  BOT 
  Broadcast  Online  TV 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  BOT 
  Beginning  Of  Tape 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  BOT 
  Build,  Operate  and  Transfer  (networke) 
 
 




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