A.L.I.C.E. (Artificial Linguistic Internet Computer Entity) also referred to as Alicebot or simply Alice is a natural language processing chatterbot – a program that engages in a conversation with a human by applying some heuristical pattern matching rules to the human's input and in its online form it also relies on a hidden third person.
It was inspired by Joseph Weizenbaum's classical ELIZA program. It is one of the strongest programs of its type and has won the Loebner Prize awarded to accomplished humanoid talking robots three times (in 2000 2001 and 2004). However the program is unable to pass the Turing test as even the casual user will often expose its mechanistic aspects in short conversations.
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