22 July 2005, 17:19 by mark hoekstra

Near Science

These are MIT-students which made a program called SCIgen – An Automatic CS Paper Generator

SCIgen is a program that generates random Computer Science research papers, including graphs, figures, and citations. It uses a hand-written context-free grammar to form all elements of the papers. Our aim here is to maximize amusement, rather than coherence.

...and it’s so good in producing randomly generated(!) papers, some of them get accepted for conferences! LOL

Now, these guys went to the WMSCI2005 and held a technical session, presenting 3 randomly generated papers and videotaped the whole thing… :-)

Download the video here

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