/e-li:’z* *-fekt’/ (From ELIZA) The tendency of humans to attach associations to terms from prior experience. For example, there is nothing magic about the symbol “+” that makes it well-suited to indicate addition; it’s just that people associate it with addition. Using “+” or “plus” to mean addition in a computer language is taking advantage of the ELIZA effect.
The ELIZA effect is a Good Thing when writing a programming language, but it can blind you to serious shortcomings when analysing an Artificial Intelligence system.
Compare ad-hockery; see also AI-complete.
[el zhuh-dee-duh] /ˌɛl ʒəˈdi də/ noun 1. a city on the W central coast of Morocco.
[elk] /ɛlk/ noun, plural elks (especially collectively) elk for 1, 2. 1. Also called European elk. the moose, Alces alces. 2. Also called American elk, wapiti. a large North American deer, Cervus canadensis, the male of which has large, spreading antlers. 3. a pliable leather used for sport shoes, made originally of elk hide but […]
God-created. (1.) The second son of Korah (Ex. 6:24), or, according to 1 Chr. 6:22, 23, more correctly his grandson. (2.) Another Levite of the line of Heman the singer, although he does not seem to have performed any of the usual Levitical offices. He was father of Samuel the prophet (1 Chr. 6:27, 34). […]
noun 1. a plant, Aralia californica, of the ginseng family, native to the west coast of North America, having umbels of greenish or whitish flowers and berrylike fruit, grown as an ornamental.