Thursday, April 21, 2005

Gobbledegook paper

Lots of coverage for the computer generated paper that was accepted for the 9th World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics. Jeremy Stribling and colleagues, students at MIT, wrote a computer program which then generated the paper. They did this as a protest at the deluge of emails they had received inviting submissions. Their paper has now been pulled.

Read more in Nature (where there is a link to the software, and other things)
Read more in the Guardian
Read more in Education Guardian (where there is a link to the paper itself)

There is also a mention in this week's New Scientist (sorry, no online access)

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