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Claude - by Brian Mclaughlin
Claude is perhaps the weirdest chatterbot here at The Simon Laven Page, but by recognizing keywords he manages to tie it all in with what you are saying. Brian McLaughlin, the author, is quoted as saying that "Claude isn't very smart compared to you, but it spells well".
Claude is a clone of Racter, originally developed by William Chamberlain and Thomas Etter in 1984 and short for Raconteur. Apart from chat, Rector could be called upon to generate original literature. He is believed to be the first computer program to write a book, when in the same year of his creation he generated a collection of poetry and prose entitled The Policeman's Beard is Half-Constructed.
So if Claude spells well and talks stupid, does it work? Take a look at this conversation.
Now if Claude can hold conversations like that, what does that make him? Download him and try it out for yourself. An interesting feature is that Claude can print out your conversations in real-time, generating it's own printed work, so you can look back at them at a later date.
Download Cld110.zip 90k, (http://www.cs.cmu.edu/afs/cs/project/ai-repository/ai/areas/classics/racter/cld110.zip)