Linguistic anthropology and Artificial Intelligence

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Linguistic Anthropology can be used to understand how to create better communication bots or to present data. For now, this page will focus on Chatbots, as they are an application of linguistics and artificial intelligence.


A Chatterbot is the name given for programs that attempt to simulate typed conversation and converse with a human [1]. One of the earliest Chatbots was Eliza, the virtual psychoanalyst, originally created by MIT scientist Joseph Weizembaum. Several versions available here along with backround information on the worlds most famous chatterbot.


  • ALICE bot.
  • Eliza Eliza is the best known Artificial Intelligence program in the world. It is also one of the oldest. Created in the early 1960's by MIT scientist Joseph Weizenbaum and named after Eliza Doolittle, its mission was to attempt to replicate the conversation between a psychoanalyst and a patient.

Complex Chatterbots

Teachable Chatterbots

Reactive Bots

Artificially Intelligent Communication Systems

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