Helpful Links


A huge influence to this competition and site was Chatbot Battles, located at:
http://www.square-bear.co.uk/cbb/index.htm

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: http://www.loebner.net/Prizef/loebner-prize.html
Chatterbox Challenge: http://www.chatterboxchallenge.com/
Chatbots.org: http://www.chatbots.org/
AI-Challenge: http://aichallenge.org/
Darpa challenges: http://www.darpa.mil/
Health Prize: http://www.heritagehealthprize.com/c/hhp
Patent challenge: http://community.topcoder.com/ntl/?page_id=536
Data Competitions: http://www.kaggle.com/
Queuing Competition: http://queue.acm.org/icpc/
Robot Competition: http://www.robotsintellect.lt/en/
Power Trading Agent Competition: http://www.powertac.org/

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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: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computational_humor

Very interesting site here: http://www.abdn.ac.uk/jokingcomputer/

Interesting approach here:

http://www.chatbots.org/ai_zone/viewthread/901/

Other random links