The term Chatterbox refers to a computer program that attempts to simulate intelligent conversation with a person via textual methods.
This term is typically used by individual developers who have developed a Chatterbox themselves, improving their creations all the time, and submitting them to contests, such as the Chatterbox Challenge.
First known use of the term chatterbox was in 1774, constructed from chatter and box.
To chatter comes from early XIII century - in Middle English chateren, of imitative origin, meant “to twitter, gossip”, earlier cheateren and chiteren.
A box is “a wooden container”, also “type of shrub”, from Latin buxis, from Greek pyxis - “boxwood box”, from pyxos - “box tree”, of uncertain origin.
Nowadays, a chatterbox means an extremely talkative person or (informal) a person who talks constantly, especially about trivial matters.
One can find extremely talkative humans, but also very talkative computer programs.
The first appearance of the term chatter was in early XIII century. Phrase chattering class was first used in 1843 by Catherine Grace F. Gore (Mrs. Gore) in her book “The Banker’s Wife”.
Although we use chatbot as the main synonym on this website, please do not be confused. There are more than 161 synonyms in use by academics, business and chatterbox enthusiasts! It is simply a matter of reading between the lines.
Please check out our main directory with 1220 live chatterbox examples (an overview as maintained by developers themselves), our vendor listing with 190 chatterbox companies and chatterbox news section with already more than 365 articles! Our research tab contains lots of papers on chatterboxes, 1,166 journals on chatterboxes and 387 books on chatterboxes. This research section also shows which universities are active in the chatterbox field, indicates which publishers are publishing journals on humanlike conversational AI and informs about academic events on chatterboxes. Also, check out our dedicated tab for awards, contest and games related to the chatterbox field, various forums like our AI forum by chatterbox enthusiasts and add any chatterbox as created by yourself and your colleagues to our chatterbox directory. Please do not forget to register to join us in these exciting times.
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Alternative usage of Chatterboxes
The term Chatterbox has numerous meanings, and it is widely used across science, leisure, entertainment and scientific terminology. Below you will find various alternative meaning of the term Chatterbox.
Chatterbox or chatterer, babbler, prater, magpie, spouter - is an obnoxious, foolish and loquacious talker.
Chatterbox or stream orchid, giant helleborine, epipactis gigantea - is an orchid growing along streams or ponds of western North America having leafy stems and one greenish-brown and pinkish flower in the axil of each upper leaf.
Chatterbox (also known as shoutbox, saybox, tagboard or chat room) is, as presented on the picture above, chat-like website box where visitors can leave their messages quickly and directly on the site without any form of user registration.
In linguistics, Chatterbox syndrome describes children who are quite impaired intellectually but can have impressive conversational language skills. In an extreme case, a young man with a tested IQ in the retarded range has an apparent gift for acquiring foreign languages, and can learn a new one with very little exposure. He is in fact a savant in the area of language, and delights in comparing linguistic systems, though he cannot live independently.
Chatterbox Falls - is a water fall located in Princess Louisa Inlet in British Columbia, Canada. Tumbling 45 meters at the head of the Inlet is one of the most visited and celebrated nautical destinations in British Columbia.
Chatterbox Farm - is a quality horse training facility located in the heart of Mennonite country, emphasizing the development of both horse and rider in Classical Dressage.
ChatterBox Video Game Radio - is a radio station focusing on current events in the video game industry, educating and entertaining the masses about video games, the interactive entertainment industry, and the issues surrounding it.
Chatterbox - is a weekly paper for older children founded by John Erskine Clarke, and published in Britain continuously from 1st December 1866 through to the mid-1950’s, and in the US from 1870 until 1933. It was briefly published in Canada as well (1929-33). The Chatterbox ranks amongst the top Victorian & Edwardian children’s story papers. It is one of rare works of literature that are out-of-print or on the verge of becoming lost. Although a children’s story paper, the publishers clearly expected adults to be reading from it (presumably to their children). By 1900 many of the cover advertisements were aimed at adults, a particularly memorable example being the ad for TATCHO Hair Restorer!
Games Chatterbox Column Friday - is a place to talk about games, and just about anything else too, featured on Guardian Technology Blog.
Chatterbox - is a political column titled “gossip, speculation, and scuttlebutt about politics” written by Timothy Noah and featured on a magazine Slate.
Chatterbox and Hyperspace: A child’s game as a tool for multimedia authoring is a paper written by Margaret Turner.
Chatterbox - is a child’s game made of paper that is easy to fold and fun to use. Perched on top of two thumbs and two fingers, it becomes a fortune teller, a game or a tool for learning.
Chatterbox - is a name of The FutureSchools students’ social network.
Chatterbox - is a charity that provides exciting and enriching resources to enable children with specific speech and language disorders to enjoy their education.
Chatterbox Day Nursery & holiday club - provides childcare services in the Birdwell, Hoyland and Tankersley regions of Barnsley in United Kingdom.
Chatterbox, or Chats for short, is a puppet on the kids’ TV Australian show Hi-5. She is a Jack-In-The-Box with an energetic personality.
Chatterbox Jazz Club - is an American jazz club proudly presenting jazz for 27 years.
Chatterbox Records - is an independent record label founded in 1997 by musician Nik Tropiano and Sebastian Chase of Phantom Records, based in Sydney, Australia.
Chatterbox - is a 1990 album made by Toadies band.
Chatterbox Enterprises, Inc - after spending a number of years in the commercial photography industry, Louisa J. Curtis formed “Chatterbox Enterprises”, based in New York City, to offer photographers a variety of creative consulting.
Chatter Box Call Center [CXLL.OB] U.S. is a publicly traded company that aims to help BPO / Call Center client companies to reach their customers by offering number connectivity beyond long distance barriers.
Chatterbox™ is a technology-driven Marketing Service Company for the wine industry.
Chatterbox Pub - its menu contains an extensive list of popular Atari, Nintendo, and Sega Genesis games such as Frogger, Tetris, Mario Bros, Sonic, and Combat, as well as a library of popular board games such as Yahtzee, Connect 4, and Apples to Apples.
Chatterbox Drive-In is a family owned fifties and sixties style “drive-in” restaurant that will bring you back to the “good old days,” even if you weren’t a part of them!
Chatterbox is a 1977 movie starring Candice Rialson as a woman with a talking vagina.
Chatterbox is a 1936 movie starring Anne Shirley, Phillips Holmes and Edward Ellis. Features a brief screen appearance (early in her career) by the young Lucille Ball.
Chatterbox is a song composed by Jerome Brainin (lyrics by Allan Roberts) from the musical film “That’s Right You’re Wrong” (1939).
Chatterbox is a 1943 movie directed by Joseph Santley starring Joe E. Brown and Judy Canova.