How do Humans Interact with Chatbots?: An Analysis of Transcripts


  • Mina Park Southern Connecticut State University
  • Milam Aiken School of Business Administration, University of Mississippi, University, MS 38677
  • Laura Salvador University of Mississippi



Artificial intelligence, Intelligent agents, Chatbots, Conversation, Rose, Mitsuku


Chatbots enable machines to emulate human conversation, and recent developments have resulted in many online systems for the public to use. Although a few studies have investigated how humans interact with such programs, we are not aware of any that have analyzed transcripts in depth. In this study, students interacted with two Web-based chatbots, Rose and Mitsuku, for five minutes and evaluated how well they thought the software emulated human conversation. We reviewed the transcripts and found that students used fairly simple language and made many text errors. There were no significant differences between the two systems in our experimental measures, but we found that Rose tended to change the topic more often and Mitsuku seemed more argumentative.


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Author Biographies

Mina Park, Southern Connecticut State University

Dr. Mina Park is an Associate Professor of Management Information Systems at Southern Connecticut State University. Her research interests are electronic meetings and human behavior in groups.

Laura Salvador, University of Mississippi

Laura Salvador is a student in Management Information Systems in the School of Business Administration at the University of Mississippi. Her research interests include data analytics and machine learning.




How to Cite

Park, M., Aiken, M., & Salvador, L. (2018). How do Humans Interact with Chatbots?: An Analysis of Transcripts. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT &Amp; INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, 14, 3338–3350.