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ELIZA - The Chat-Bot

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eliza.zip
Filename eliza.zip (Download)
Title ELIZA - The Chat-Bot
Description "ELIZA - A computer program for the study of natural language communication between man and machine", Joseph Weizenbaum, MIT, 1966 ----- This ELIZA version was entirely rewritten by me (Kai Kostack) and is almost an exact port of the original program. But I have also introduced some useful new extensions, which will provide ELIZA with a way better recognition of the user's input. Furthermore, there is now an realistic indicator to show you how deep your conversation went. And last but not least the Neural Index, which is interesting for people who know how ELIZA exactly works. ----- The ELIZA effect: This term comes from this famous ELIZA program originally by Joseph Weizenbaum, which simulated a Rogerian psychoanalyst by rephrasing many of the patient's statements as questions and posing them to the patient. It worked by simple pattern recognition and substitution of key words into canned phrases. It was so convincing, however, that there are many anecdotes about people becoming very emotionally caught up in dealing with ELIZA. All this was due to people's tendency to attach to words meanings which the computer never put there. The ELIZA effect is a {Good Thing} when writing a programming language, but it can blind you to serious shortcomings when analyzing an Artificial Intelligence system.
Author Kai Kostack (kaikostack@gmx.de)
Category TI-89 Assembly Games (Simulation)
File Size 126,259 bytes
File Date and Time Sat Sep 18 04:27:04 2004
Documentation Included? Yes
Source Code Included? No

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Review by  Nathan Dykhuis
Reviewed on 2004-10-11
The first word that describes “ELIZA” is “amusing.” “ELIZA” is so pointless, and yet, so fun. There's just something about talking to a calculator that is enjoyable. Whether you want to be truthful and actually tell her your real life situation, or pretend to be someone totally different, “ELIZA” is great fun to talk to. When I showed this program to my friends, one friend tried to flirt with “ELIZA,” while the other got mad at her. Sometimes “ELIZA” says things that don't make sense, but that just makes it even funnier. “ELIZA” could use a little improvement in text-recognition, and typing on an 89's keyboard isn't the easiest thing to do, but other than that, this program is totally worth downloading.

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ARCHIVE CONTENTS

Archive Contents
Name Size
Screens/eliza.gif   118881
Ti89/Eliza.89y   6993
Ti89/Eliza.89z   2010
Ti92Plus/Eliza.9xy   6992
Ti92Plus/Eliza.9xz   2010
V200/Eliza.v2y   6991
V200/Eliza.v2z   2010
Readme.txt   3508

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