Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Computer-generated Paper Accepted to Scientific Conference

These MIT students made a computer-based paper generator that got accepted at a scientific meeting. The Rooter paper begins: "Many scholars would agree that, had it not been for active networks, the simulation of Lamport clocks might never have occurred. The notion that end-users synchronize with the investigation of markov models is rarely outdated..."

Good grammar was all that was needed to make the grade (the conference organizers have since rescinded the invitation since finding out about the mechanical fraud). The areas important for semantic sense and real word sense (is it true?) appear to be located in about the same location in the brain, but physiological tests can tell the difference. Maybe a physiological machine would have done a better job figuring out if the paper made sense?

Rooter Paper
MIT students pull prank on conference
Different Brain Areas for Being Understandable and Making Sense>

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