Practical Applications of Chatbots -Draft

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This entry is part 6 of 13 in the series The State of Chatbots

This entry is part 6 of 13 in the series The State of ChatbotsChatbots are currently being used in a variety of public arenas. Chatbots are being used as tutors and in the classroom. For example, CLIVE is used to practice language, help users0 conversational skills, and is based on myCybertwin technology; a commercial AI […]

How Chatbots Work -Draft

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This entry is part 7 of 13 in the series The State of Chatbots

This entry is part 7 of 13 in the series The State of ChatbotsThe goal of a chatbot is to simulate the human use of language which brings up several questions. How do humans use language between themselves in similar settings? How can computers be made to understand natural language? How does the chatbot know […]

Natural Language Processing -Draft

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This entry is part 8 of 13 in the series The State of Chatbots

This entry is part 8 of 13 in the series The State of ChatbotsChatbots need to effectively process natural language. Since starting around the 1960’s, natural language processing (NLP) research has had slow progress until the 1990’s (Lester, Branting, & Mott, 2004). NLP research has been greatly enhanced by development of large corpora of tagged […]