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August 6, 2009

Not quite sentient machines…

srikanth @ 9:30 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1249594240 ) Play

This paper caused a curious incident, and lead to a lot of bad publicity for a certain conference. What’s the story?

Cracked by shenoyvarun86 , shrik , Dibyo , wanderlust , udupendra , djds4rce , Rogi , krudebox , BASAB , Ananth , Logik , madhur , Aparna , Raghuvansh , Mo , AmK and duriel.

Answered:

Quoting shenoyvarun86:  “3 intelligent chaps submitted a paper to the ninth annual Florida-based World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics (WMSCI). The paper was generated randomly in a software they created (called SCIgen) . All this because the folks at WMSCI spammed students constantly seeking paper submissions and entry fees”


18 Responses to “Not quite sentient machines…”

  1. 3 intelligent chaps submitted a paper to the ninth annual Florida-based World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics (WMSCI)
    the paper was generated randomly in a software they created (called SCIgen) . All this because the folks at WMSCI spammed students constantly seeking paper submissions and entry fees


  2. shrik
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    This paper was generated by a perl program called SCIgen and accepted by an IEEE-sponsored conference on cynernetics, who invited the ‘authors’ to deliver a talk on it.

    After the conference organisers found out about the hoax, they withdrew the invitation, but the programmers went anyway and held parallel ‘talks’ again generated by SCIgen!


  3. Dibyo
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    In 2005, a paper generated by SCIgen, Rooter: A Methodology for the Typical Unification of Access Points and Redundancy, was accepted as a “non-reviewed” paper to the 2005 World Multiconference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics and the authors were invited to speak


  4. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SCIgen
    bwahahaha-inducing incident, no?


  5. udupendra
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    A paper generated by SCIgen that actually got accepted to some big conference.


  6. djds4rce

    MIT Students Develop Paper-Writing Computer Program

    April 2005–CNN reported that three graduate students at MIT developed a computer program which “writes” papers by randomly generating sentences extracted from real papers, and substituting appropriate “buzzwords”.

    The resulting paper which Jeremy Stribling, Max Krohn and Dan Aguayo successfully submitted to an academic conference was a “gobbledygook” compilation of nonsensical phrases and jargon resembling the prose found in many academic publications.

    The four page paper was entitled “Rooter: A Methodology for the Typical Unification of Access Points and Redundancy”, and it was accepted by the Ninth World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics.


  7. Rogi
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    *Rooter: A Methodology
    for the Typical Unification of Access Points and Redundancy*

    A computer-generated paper submitted to and accepted by WMSCI).


  8. Rooter: A Methodology for the Typical Unification of Access Points and Redundancy

    SCIgen generated paper… WMSCI badnaam


  9. krudebox
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    3 MIT students wrote a computer program to generate a nonsensical research paper which was accepted as an academic paper at the ninth World Multi-Conference on Systematics, Cybernetics and Informatics.
    The paper was called Rooter: A Methodology for the Typical Unification of Access Points and Redundancy.

    Caused a major embarrassment to the Scientists since the paper was pure gibberish. :-)


  10. This paper was utter nonsense, written by a computer program developed by Jeremy Stribling of MIT, and was accepted in the 9th World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics.


  11. Ananth
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    The ‘Rooter’ paper submitted by MIT CSAIL to WMSCI. The paper was generated using a program called SCIGen and accepted ‘non-peer reviewed’. The hoax was revealed and caused WMSCI quite a bit of embarrassment.

    Another example: Alan Sokal’s hoax (Transgressing the Boundaries…) perpetrated on a Cultural Studies Journal.


  12. Logik
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    SCIgen – An Automatic CS Paper Generator
    Authors – Jeremy Stribling, Daniel Aguayo and Maxwell Krohn, managed to pass this fake paper through the WMSCI 2005 conference


  13. madhur
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    Quoting from Wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SCIgen

    In 2005, a paper generated by SCIgen, Rooter: A Methodology for the Typical Unification of Access Points and Redundancy, was accepted as a “non-reviewed” paper to the 2005 World Multiconference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics and the authors were invited to speak . The authors of SCIgen described their hoax on their website, and it soon received great publicity when picked up by Slashdot.

    Submitting the paper was a deliberate attempt to embarrass WMSCI, which the authors claim accepts low-quality papers and sends unsolicited requests for submissions in bulk to academics


  14. Aparna
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    This paper was randomly generated by a program called SCIgen, developed by a group of clever grad students at MIT. They form the abstract of a randomly generated paper called “Rooter: A Methodology for the Typical Unification of Access Points and Redundancy”,that was actually accepted to the 2005 World Multiconference on Systemics, Cybernetics, and Informatics, a real conference despite its title that sounds like it could be generated by the same program.


  15. Raghuvansh
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    SCIGen-generated paper that got accepted as a non-reviewed paper at some conference.


  16. Mo

    Sci Gen

    From Wikipedia:

    In 2005, a paper generated by SCIgen, Rooter: A Methodology for the Typical Unification of Access Points and Redundancy, was accepted as a \


  17. AmK
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    This paper, Rooter: A Methodology for the Typical Unification of Access Points and Redundancy, was generated by SCIgen, a program that generates random CS research papers. It was actually accepted as a non-reviewed paper at WMSCI2005.


  18. duriel
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    Rooter: A Methodology for the Typical Unification of Access Points and Redundancy

    SCIgen, MIT paper generator… WMSCI accept… etc etc…

    btw, people should try out the online version. I have \’co-authored\’ a few papers with Erdos, Einstein, Newton, Dirac… :P


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