All the program really does is scan each line the user
enters for a key phrase (such as "why can't I" or "you are")
and prints out a suitable response. After many of the
responses, everything the user typed in after the key phrase
is parroted back with certain words replaced (such as "am"
for "are" and "I" for "you"). I think it's amazing that the
program gives such a realistic and varied simulation of a
Hey, would you Mind Uploading Just the Z5 file?
Luc "Capitolize" French
A grammatical blunder causes a failure? Whoa. I guess I'm software,
Thanks for opening my eyes to reality!
-=- Mark -=-
It seems to me that the original Eliza was rather complex compared to
the BASIC version...It's been so long that I don't remember. Does
anyone know what the original was written in and where to get source?
(This isn't meant to belittle your Inform port, which is very cool. For
all I know, I could be totally wrong and the BASIC version _was_ the
LISP. But for some reason, it was very popular to implement it in BASIC.
Possibly because of the string handling.
Wildman, the Cuberstalker
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The grammatical blunders Eliza makes are rather different from those that
humans typically make.
There are also two LISP versions of it in that file, and
Dave notes that the original author is Wes Modes.
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