11:59pm Mon Feb 12th
For the first project in the AI class, you will create your own eliza program written in either LISP or python.
What you must do:
As you all know, The original eliza program was a Rogerian
psychotherapist who asked lots of questions to appear intelligent. You
will write an eliza program that can "converse" about a subject for a
few minutes. You should have enough unique responses that a 2-3 minute
session with a naive user is unlikely to produce any repetitive
You will write an
eliza-like program that will respond to user input with text that is
appropriate for a response. (up to the level that an eliza is able to
provide an appropriate response.)
You should let the user know what your program is going to talk about
up front. You should also tell the user how to quit so that the user
doesn't have to <cntrl>-c or something to get out of your program.
For example my simple eliza begins with this text:
jsantore@linux:~/teaching/Spring2007/AI> python Eliza.py
Hello I'm the demo eliza, lets talk about linux
Please type 'bye' (without the quotes) to leave
You should indicate something similar.
You need to write a report on your program. It should begin with some standard boilerplate text
- Your Name
- How do I run your program.
- Is therere anything left undone in your program.
After the above in your file you should write an analysis of your
program. Consider particularly, does it appear intelligent to the naive
user and is there any real intelligence in the program. More
completely, you should mention how your program works, what you have
done to make it seem intelligent and how you might change it to seem
more intelligent to a larger user base and to make it actually more
When preparing to submit, you will need to submit the entire directory as a zip file.
to move to the parent directory.
then assuming you have your project in a folder called Lab1, use the following command
zip -r <Your last name>Lab1.zip Lab1/
where you replace <Your last name> with your actual last name of course.
To submit your assignment you will email it to me, your instructor. To
send email from eagle, we will use pine. To configure pine to send
email using the campus mail servers please do the following:
type the following command
Pine is a terminal based email program. From eagle, you will only be
able to send mail to bridgew.edu email addresses. You will submit your
lab by email to me this semester. However you need to configure pine
the first time you use it.
- Type the 'S' key to choose the Setup menu item (or use your arrow
keys to select it and then press return)
- Type the 'C' key to choose the Config menu.
- Use the down arrow key twice to highlight the smtp-server
setting. You are now telling pine which server your mail is on.
- Type the 'c' key to change value. You will now see a prompt at
the bottom of your window.
- If you know what server you use to check mail, use that value.
Otherwise, type mailgate.bridgew.edu, which seems to work for nearly
all of my students.
- Now type 'e' to Exit setup. Pine will ask you if you wish to save
(commit) your changes. Answer 'y'
- You have now configured pine
Choose 'c' to compose a mail and send me a mail with the zip file of
your lab solution attached.