Human-Computer Conversation in A Cognitive Therapy Program

  • K. M. Colby
Part of the The Springer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science book series (SECS, volume 511)


I am neither a computational linguist nor an AI linguist nor a linguist of any kind. I am a psychiatrist interested in using computer programs to conduct psychotherapy — traditionally called talk-therapy, harking back to Socrates who remarked “the cure of the soul has to be effected by certain charms — and these charms are fair words”.


Cognitive Therapy Semantic Category Text Mode Semantic Pattern Conversational Participant 
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