The program Eliza is named after the character of Eliza Doolittle from George Bernard Shaw's play Pygmalion (also known through its musical theatre adaptation, My Fair Lady), a lower-class denizen of the British streets who achieves upward social mobility after being taught to speak with a more refined accent.

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