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Topic Title: KnowBrainer 2023
Topic Summary: Almost Alpha Testing
Created On: 03/27/2022 07:50 PM
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 KnowBrainer 2023   - Lunis Orcutt - 03/27/2022 07:50 PM  
 KnowBrainer 2023   - R. Wilke - 03/27/2022 09:29 PM  
 KnowBrainer 2023   - Matt_Chambers - 03/28/2022 07:13 AM  
 KnowBrainer 2023   - R. Wilke - 04/19/2022 07:35 PM  
 03/27/2022 07:50 PM
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Lunis Orcutt
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The KnowBrainer 2020 command utility release is the last of the third-generation. We have just begun work on KnowBrainer 2023 which will begin the 4th generation. KnowBrainer 2023 will also introduce VerbalBasic III (verbal command construction) which will be so easy to learn that even, short bus to school, Eric Trump will be able to do it; along with anyone with an elementary school education. The only resemblance to KnowBrainer 2020 will be the commands. 


KnowBrainer 2023 is only in the design stage but this is the perfect time for feature and design requests, under this post


We also need end-users to test features as they are created. The KnowBrainer 2023 cross Atlantic development team currently consists of myself, Rüdiger Wilke and several court ordered community service volunteers. If you would like to contribute to the KnowBrainer project, you can reach me directly at


Key contributors will receive a classic 1973 Gremlin Hatchback or a complementary KnowBrainer 2023 license, at our discretion. 


Change "No" to "Know" w/KnowBrainer 2022
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 03/27/2022 09:29 PM
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Thanks, Lunis, for making this post, following our most recent communication. Let me add that even the commands themselves will not resemble any previous KnowBrainer implementation, and also not resemble the commands structure available in Advanced Scripting, which is one of the key features of the new design. A simple example should demonstrate this.

In KnowBrainer 2023, you will be able to define commands like this:

( Turn | Switch ) [ The ] ( Computer | Laptop ) ( On | Off )

Which, in a single command, equates to:

Turn The Computer On
Turn Computer On
Switch The Laptop On
Switch Laptop Off

And so on, and so forth, thus basically replicating the flexibility that comes with the so-called Natural Language commands which are embedded into Dragon, by combining multiple variations of saying the same thing in a single command, and if you look at them in the Command Browser, you will get the idea.

The rules are quite simple: words in brackets are optional, words in parentheses are alternatives, separated by the pipe symbol. The example above may or may not be really practical, as it is just meant to demonstrate the possibilities.

In addition to that, you will be able to use the <dictation> variable more than once in a command, and not just at the end of the command, but anywhere inside it.

So I would consider that making a difference, among a whole lot of new features, as well as the entire design.

Looking forward to people joining as testers. Lunis will give you all the details, or put you in touch with me.


 03/28/2022 07:13 AM
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I've been testing the early versions of KnowBrainer 2023 for about two weeks now without problem. I encourage others to join the testing program. Installation is simple and quick. Usage is easy, thus far.

As cool as it would be to have a 1973 Gremlin Hatchback, I'm holding out for a vintage El Camino. If that's not available, I'll settle for the KnowBrainer 2023 license.
 04/19/2022 07:35 PM
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For anyone interested in the new development, have look at the latest version, which comes with some breaking changes as regards the basic command implementation, which had to be created from ground up. The testing so far can be taken as a proof of concept.

Password-protection has also been removed from the webpage, so now it is open for everyone to take it for a spin:


KnowBrainer 2023 Development – DragonUtilities (


Right now, we are still working with the tedious "Grammar Object Test Driver", but in one of the next stages, the new command browser and integration of scripting facilities will be added, when moving to the "Prototype" phase.


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