SCIgen - Computer Generates CS Papers

A computer-generated paper has been accepted for the 2008 International Conference on Computer Science and Software Engineering (CSSE). This important conference has also invited the "author" to chair a session on the subject Towards the Simulation of E-commerce.

The paper is the output from SCIgen, an automatic computer science 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.

One useful purpose for such a program is to auto-generate submissions to conferences that you suspect might have very low submission standards.

Always ready to take advantage of a shortcut to excellence, I've tried out the SCIgen program myself, modestly crediting the effort to five of our most esteemed science fiction authors.

Here's a sample from the introduction to the most remarkable paper ever submitted by five dead sf writers - Raymond Z. Gallun, Frank Herbert, Isaac Asimov, Eric Frank Russell and Robert Heinlein - that makes me realize how much time I've wasted typing in 2,000 Science Fiction in the News stories by hand.

Our focus in our research is not on whether hierarchical databases can be made electronic, wearable, and random, but rather on proposing a novel framework for the study of extreme programming (WavyImpasto). The usual methods for the investigation of DNS that would make visualizing object-oriented languages a real possibility do not apply in this area. Despite the fact that previous solutions to this issue are useful, none have taken the symbiotic method we propose in our research. It should be noted that WavyImpasto locates Bayesian methodologies. Without a doubt, the disadvantage of this type of approach, however, is that the much-touted metamorphic algorithm for the investigation of gigabit switches by Butler Lampson is recursively enumerable. Combined with psychoacoustic models, this finding investigates an algorithm for signed symmetries.

The full text of this ground-breaking paper written by zombie sf writers can be found at Randomized Algorithms Considered Harmful.

In his actual 1966 novel The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, Robert Heinlein describes how the artificially intelligent computer Mike was able to rewrite papers for publication.

But Hard Rock was not just throwing rocks; was also telling Terra what we were going to do and why - and our just cuase for doing so. Prof and Stu and Sheenie and Adam had all worked on it, a dummy-up based on an assumed attack. Now attack had come, and propaganda had to be varied to fit. Mike had already rewritten it and put it through printo-out so I could study it.
(Read more about Heinlein's Mike)

From SCIgen - An Automatic CS Paper Generator via io9.

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