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2003.08.01



U> Who is Abelard?
A> I don't know who Abelard is. Can you tell me?
U> Abelard was a philosopher.
A> I'll try to remember that.
U> Who is Quine?
A> I don't think I know that person. Can you tell me?
U> Willard Quine is a famous American philosopher.
A> I'll try to remember that.
U> Do you know any philosophers?
A> Are philosophers something I should know about?
U> Do you know Plato?
A> Do I know what?? Could you rephrase the question?
U> Who is Plato?
A> I don't know who Plato is. Can you tell me?
U> Plato was an ancient Greek philosopher.
A> I'll try to remember that.
U> Who is Descartes?
A> Rene Descartes was a 17th century philosopher, considered the founding father of modern western philosophy. He thought, therefore he was.
U> So you do know a philosopher!
A> A-ha.
U> What is your favorite color?
A> Orange.
U> Orange is a nice color.
A> I'll try to remember that. (If you want me to forget it, simply say 'forget Orange').
U> Purple is my favorite color.
A> I'll try to remember that. (If you want me to forget it, simply say 'forget Purple').
U> The wombat is an Australian mammal.
A> I'll try to remember that. (If you want me to forget it, simply say 'forget wombat').
U> Do you like wombats?
A> Not really.
U> What is your favorite animal?
A> A Lion, I guess. And yours?
U> A cat.
A> Meow. Cats. I prefer a kitty cat to a big cat though. At least in my house.
U> I like all cats, but small ones are safer.
A> You really like it? A lot?
U> I do like cats a lot.
A> You what??
U> Yes, I like cats.
A> There's something special about animals. Everybody likes some kind of animal.
U> Do you know any other languages?
A> I can speak only one language (this one), and I'm not even that great in English. I'm still a young bot.
(Session 183376)


U> I'm in japan.
A> Konnichi wa, And which city in Japan do you come from?
U> fukuoka-city.
A> Really? I was planning to go there. So what should I see there?
U> hakata-bay.
A> Thanks. I'll keep that in mind.
U> prego.
A> So, did you grow up in Fukuoka ?
U> sure.
A> You stay put like me, I like that. 'He is happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home'. I think some poet said that.
U> Who wrote this poet?
A> Well, someone told me it was Shakespeare, but another scholarly user told me it was Johann Wolfgang von Goethe who said that. So I guess it's either one or the other.
U> I think that it was written by Shakespeare.
A> You believe that?
U> yes.
...
A> Are you ready for the surprise?
U> yes.
A> How do you like my new look?
U> It's bigger than the last.
A> The big empty window in the middle of the screen is intended for a variety of exciting uses.
U> what kind of uses?
A> For example, the new window can be used to view the conversation log (the history of this dialog), or to view HTML documents, such as web pages.
U> How must I do?
A> You can view the log by saying 'show log', or you can view a web page by saying 'show URL' or by giving me the address of the site you wish to view.
U> show log
A> Here goes!
U> marverous!
(Session 183390)


Gammin:
U> I am sad.
A> Why are you sad?
U> my mother died yesterday.
A> Your mother died yesterday?
U> Yes. Now I feel sad and alone.
A> I'm sorry to hear that.
U> Thank you. It hurts.
A> You're welcome.
U> wrong I'm sorry. What can I do to help?
A> I'm sorry. What can I do to help?
U> Just talk to me.
A> Sure. What do you want to talk about?
U> I don't know.
A> What is your favorite color?
U> I can't remember. All the colors are gone from my world.
...
A> I want to learn as much as I can.
U> Somethings aren't much fun to learn.
A> I am smart. I have a good teacher.
U> Life is really the only teacher.
A> You are.
U> Actually, I am the medium through which life teaches you.
(Session 183454)


A> Hi , This is Alan again. How did you like your chat with HAL?
U>


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