Turing Test and conversation

buir.supervisorÇiçekli, İlyas
dc.contributor.authorSaygın, Ayşe Pınar
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-08T20:16:49Z
dc.date.available2016-01-08T20:16:49Z
dc.date.issued1999
dc.departmentDepartment of Computer Engineeringen_US
dc.descriptionCataloged from PDF version of article.
dc.descriptionAnkara : Department of Computer Engineering and Information Science and the Institute of Engineering and Science of Bilkent University, 1999.en_US
dc.descriptionThesis (Master's) -- Bilkent University, 1999.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (leaves 191-201).en_US
dc.description.abstractThe Turing Test is one of the most disputed topics in Artificial Intelligence, Philosophy of Mind and Cognitive Science. It was proposed 50 years ago, as a method to determine whether machines can think or not. It embodies important philosophical issues, as well as computational ones. Moreover, because of its characteristics, it requires interdisciplinary attention. The Turing Test posits that, to be granted intelligence, a computer should imitate human conversational behavior so well that it should be indistinguishable from a real human being. From this it follows that conversation is a crucial concept in its study. Surprisingly, focusing on conversation in relation to the Turing Test has not been a prevailing approach in previous research. This thesis first provides a thorough and deep review of the 50 years of the Turing Test. Philosophical arguments, computational concerns, and repercussions in other disciplines are all discussed. Furthermore, this thesis studies the Turing Test as a special kind of conversation. In doing so, the relationship between existing theories of conversation and human-computer communication is explored. In particular, Grice's cooperative principle and conversational maxims are concentrated on. Viewing the Turing Test as conversation and computers as language users has significant effects on the way we look at Artificial Intelligence, and on communication in general.
dc.description.degreeM.S.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Ayşe Pınar Saygınen_US
dc.format.extentxiii, 201 leaves ; 30 cm.en_US
dc.identifier.itemidB049041
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/18167
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.publisherBilkent Universityen_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessen_US
dc.subjectTuring Test
dc.subjectArtificial intelligence
dc.subjectConversational maxims
dc.subjectCooperative principle
dc.subjectPragmatics
dc.subjectNatural language conversation systems
dc.subjectChatterbots
dc.subjectConversation analysis
dc.subjectCognitive science
dc.subjectPhilosophy of language
dc.subjectComputational linguistics
dc.titleTuring Test and conversationen_US
dc.title.alternativeTuring Testi ve konuşma
dc.typeThesisen_US
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