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As an example of Natural Language Processing, I've been looking at Eliza, and, in mentioning that, I talked about its fork for Stack Exchange, Adviza (AKA "Chat With An Expert"). Would it be possible to get access to Adviza for the purpose of demoing a modern use of Eliza-style NLP? This is of academic teaching interest.

I'm sure the code's still around somewhere, so I hope fulfilling this request wouldn't be too big an issue.

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I want Doctor Sbaitso (sp?) –  Andrew Barber Apr 24 '13 at 18:09
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PARITY ERR ... 21303 @AndrewBarber –  Bart Apr 24 '13 at 18:12
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Are you asking for the code, or are you asking for this thing to be made a permanent part of Stack Overflow? It doesn't really make sense to host a gimmicky April fools joke for the rest of the site's lifespan just so you can show it to people. –  meagar Apr 24 '13 at 18:28
    
YES YES DR SBAITSO –  Pëkka Apr 24 '13 at 18:32
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If the question is about getting the code (for demo), then this is not a dupe. –  Hugo Dozois Apr 24 '13 at 20:09
    
I'm asking if I can use Adviza to show my Artificial Intelligence that the Eliza system is still being used, today. It also doubles as an aide to help them understand that there are more uses than purely professional –  Supuhstar Apr 25 '13 at 5:07
    
@Anna reopening this hint you consider such an option? –  Shadow Wizard Apr 25 '13 at 20:11
    
@ShaWizDowArd Not really (as in, not a hint). This isn't up to me in any way and I've no idea what's involved. However, the duplicate was an odd choice, so... reopened. –  Anna Lear Apr 25 '13 at 20:24

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Every copy of GNU Emacs has a complete implementation of Eliza, just do m-X doctor. The source is right there.

You might also want to keep in mind that the author of Eliza did not see it as a good example of anything. The basic outline is in http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ELIZA; I heard it in person.

To make this stronger: there is no such thing as 'modern use of Eliza-style NLP.' No respectable person in the field of NLP would consider Eliza to be an example of a modern NLP approach, and an April Fool's joke is not a practical use.

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This won't help, as I wish to show that the system is still being used. Displaying archaic code that happens to still exist won't do this, but showing a still-working system will. –  Supuhstar Apr 25 '13 at 5:09
    
people use the doctor in gnu emacs every day, while the Adviza think was just a prank for a brief interval. That's not a 'working system'. –  Rosinante Apr 25 '13 at 12:41
    
@Supuhstar: I'm entertained that you believe Emacs to be archaic...a gvim user perhaps? –  user7116 Apr 25 '13 at 20:16
    
@sixlettervariables I meant the Eliza code –  Supuhstar Apr 26 '13 at 17:01

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