15. April 2005 · Comments Off on Ya Gotta Love Those Whacky MIT Kids · Categories: General, General Nonsense

CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts (Reuters) — In a victory for pranksters at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a bunch of computer-generated gibberish masquerading as an academic paper has been accepted at a scientific conference.

Jeremy Stribling said Thursday that he and two fellow MIT graduate students questioned the standards of some academic conferences, so they wrote a computer program to generate research papers complete with “context-free grammar,” charts and diagrams.

The rest of the story is here.

What they presented is here.

The program they used is here.

I wonder if it works for EPRs…

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