Joseph Weizenbaum's research while affiliated with Massachusetts Institute of Technology and other places

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ELIZA is a program operating within the MAC time-sharing system of 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 wit...

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... One line of response generation research focuses on generating fluent and coherent responses directly from user utterances without any intermediate structured representation. This paradigm is mostly used for chatbots, as in early rule-based systems (Weizenbaum, 1966;Wallace, 2009), neural conversation models (Vinyals and Le, 2015;Shang et al., 2015;Sordoni et al., 2015;Li et al., 2017;Serban et al., 2016), and recent largescale pretrained LMs like DialoGPT (Zhang et al., 2020b) and GPT-3 (Brown et al., 2020). ...