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One of the very first chat programs ever created. An example of very early natural language processing. Written by computer science professor Joseph Weizenbaum in the mid 60's at MIT.[1]

Related Reading

  • Chatbot
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  • Weizenbaum, Joseph. Computer power and human reason. San Francisco, CA: W.H. Freeman, 1976.


  1. Weizenbaum, Joseph. "ELIZA - A Computer Program for the Study of Natural Language Communication between Man and Machine," Communications of the Association for Computing Machinery 9 (1966): 36-45.