Helpful Links

A huge influence to this competition and site was Chatbot Battles, located at:

Here's some helpful external websites to get you thinking (we wish we were responsible for the great content that's on these other websites, but we're not):

Loebner Prize:
Chatterbox Challenge:
Darpa challenges:
Health Prize:
Patent challenge:
Data Competitions:
Queuing Competition:
Robot Competition:
Power Trading Agent Competition:


Academic Background (Algodan, 2011):
  • Ritchie, Binsted – linguistic analysis of jokes [2004] – punning riddle [Binsted and Ritchie, 1994] – e.g.: “What do you call a murderer with fibre? A cereal killer.
  • Stock, Strapparava – large scale lexical resources, semantic relations, creative variations – funny acronyms [2003] – e.g.: “MIT = Mythical Institute of Theology
  • Nijholt, Tinholt – humorous agents: interaction, appropriatedness, humorous acts – anaphorical puns [2004] – e.g.: “Mary asked Susan a question, and she gave the answer” “Did Mary give the answer?”

Lots of good material here:

Very interesting site here:

Interesting approach here:

Other random links