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Human-Computer Conversation

Yorick Wilks and Roberta Catizone
University of Sheffield, Department of Computer Science
Regent Court, 211 Portobello Street
Sheffield, S1 4DP, UK
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The article surveys a little of the history of the technology, sets out the main current theoretical approaches in brief, and discusses the on-going opposition between theoretical and empirical approaches. It illustrates the situation with some discussion of CONVERSE, a system that won the Loebner prize in 1997 and which displays features of both approaches.

Gillian Callaghan 2000-03-29