Thursday, April 14, 2005
A new labor-saving device courtesy of those wacky MIT kids!
Stribling describes one of the motivations for their program in his website:
"One useful purpose for such a program is to auto-generate submissions to "fake" conferences; that is, conferences with no quality standards, which exist only to make money."
Of several such papers submitted to one such conference, one entitled Rooter: A Methodology for the Typical Unification of Access Points and Redundancy was accepted. The team is currently attempting to raise funds so they can travel and formally present their computer-generated findings at the WMSCI 2005 meeting.
Stribling maintains a website whereby readers can generate their own scholarly papers for fun and profit.
Perhaps minimal modifications to his program can extend its usefulness to mainstream journalism?