Generate random scientific papers

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  1. Flowbee macrumors 68030

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    I'm sure this has made the rounds on the interweb, but I couldn't find a link to it here.

    http://pdos.csail.mit.edu/scigen

    At first glance, the papers are surprisingly authentic looking, including charts, graphs, and footnotes. Here's a preview of my current research...

    Have fun. Post your results here.
     
  2. Whyren macrumors 6502a

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    Fun :p. A nice break from having to read things like this...

     
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    :D:D
    oh, and i just had to post this image from the paper: [​IMG]
     
  5. Demon Hunter macrumors 68020

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    Wow, that is amazing. :D

    If you could randomly generate from a category of science or field of study, damn, that might generate a few D+ papers.
     
  6. Lacero macrumors 604

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    Towards the Synthesis of Forward-Error Correction

    Abstract

    The refinement of link-level acknowledgements is an unproven challenge. Given the current status of peer-to-peer modalities, system administrators dubiously desire the synthesis of web browsers, which embodies the theoretical principles of programming languages. In order to achieve this intent, we use optimal symmetries to show that the acclaimed interposable algorithm for the synthesis of model checking [21] follows a Zipf-like distribution.
     
  7. Kernow macrumors 65816

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    I love the fact that the authors of this actually managed to get one of their randomly generated papers accepted at a conference and held a seminar around a completely randomly generated topic. :eek:

    Link
     
  8. chucknorris macrumors 6502a

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    I love this kind of stuff. Hilarious!
     
  9. Deepdale macrumors 68000

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    All I could hope for is that the research paper would be limited to no more than 1,000 words. :)
     
  10. MongoTheGeek macrumors 68040

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    Thats what the summarize feature is for in OSX.
     
  11. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    I keep pressing the "generate" button with the hopes that one related to radiotherapy shows up, and yet I get nothing. :(
     
  12. Lyle macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, the information at the top of the page indicates that the current software only generates random Computer Science papers. I'm guessing that if you were able to seed it with a sufficient number of radiotherapy-related papers, it could generate a random paper on that topic as well.
     
  13. Lyle macrumors 68000

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    For the morbidly curious, here is the conference site and here is their mea culpa about having accepted the bogus paper(s).
     
  14. wordmunger macrumors 603

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    Well, I could tell it was bogus pretty quickly. But it's a fun little site.
     
  15. leftbanke7 macrumors 6502a

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    Did anybody notice that it will insert your made up authors into the references page (or at least it did in mine)?
     
  16. Flowbee thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Good catch, I hadn't noticed. Another fun feature is the "Download a pdf" link at the top of your random paper. It gives you a 2 column layout ready for publication. Very professional.
     

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