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Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2005 12:51:38 -0400
From: Alan Sondheim <>
Subject: Fwd: MIT students' "computer-generated gibberish" accepted at science

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From: Kathryn Koromilas <>
Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2005 18:12:11 +0300
Subject: MIT students' "computer-generated gibberish" accepted at science conf.

MIT students pull prank on conference
Computer-generated gibberish submitted, accepted

Thursday, April 14, 2005 Posted: 7:29 PM EDT (2329 GMT)

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 trio submitted two of the randomly assembled papers to the World
Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics (WMSCI),
scheduled to be held July 10-13 in Orlando, Florida.

To their surprise, one of the papers -- "Rooter: A Methodology for the
Typical Unification of Access Points and Redundancy" -- was accepted for

Read the rest here:

* The prank paper:

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