Okay, so the title is misleading and pinched from Richard Napier’s recent series on his On Demand Education blog. However, finding an ‘Eliza’ business service ‘game’ in Siebel Tools did make me chuckle and I thought I’d share, along with a little community challenge.
Check out this site for some background and source code.
What you may not know is that there is a rudimentary implementation of Eliza built into Siebel!
When I say “rudimentary”, I really mean it – the Business Service method simply does some string concatenation. It’s a useful demonstration of how to use and call a Business Service but doesn’t go far in implementing the ‘natural language interpreter’ that Eliza was geared up to become.
So the challenge is:
- Can you think of some useful real world use cases for an ‘Eliza’ like solution in Siebel? How about a self diagnostic portal in eClinical?
It’s good to know that the busy developers over at Oracle still have a sense of humour – I wonder what would happen if I raised a Service Request complaining about the lack of functionality in the ‘Eliza’ business service? Would they see the funny side? 😉