ELIZA - a computer program for the study of natural language communication between man and machine

  title={ELIZA - a computer program for the study of natural language communication between man and machine},
  author={J. Weizenbaum},
  journal={Commun. ACM},
  • J. Weizenbaum
  • Published 1966
  • Computer Science
  • Commun. ACM
  • ELIZA is a program operating within the MAC time-sharing system at MIT which makes certain kinds of natural language conversation between man and computer possible. Input sentences are analyzed on the basis of decomposition rules which are triggered by key words appearing in the input text. Responses are generated by reassembly rules associated with selected decomposition rules. The fundamental technical problems with which ELIZA is concerned are: (1) the identification of key words, (2) the… CONTINUE READING

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