The Genealogy of Eliza

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This site is dedicated to tracing the legacy ofJoseph Weizenbaum's Eliza (aka. Doctor) program. It is maintained by Jeff Shrager (jshrager@stanford.edu).

This home page documents Weizenbaum's original Eliza, which is, so far as I know, only documented in his 1966 CACM paper, and Bernie Cosell's Lisp implementation, created at BBN c. 1966-1972, which is the most influential early implementation. Other pages document various later Elizas and Eliza-like programs.

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