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Parody generators are computer programs which generate syntactically correct, but meaningless text in the style of a particular writer. Their purpose is often satirical, intending to show that there is little difference between the generated text and real examples. Many work by using techniques such as Markov chains to reprocess real text examples; alternatively, they may be hand-coded, like Chomskybot. They are often hosted on web sites. Generated texts can vary from essay length to paragraphs and tweets. (The term "quote generator" can also be used for software that randomly selects real quotations).
- Chomskybot. Generates paragraphs in the style of linguist Noam Chomsky.
- Dissociated press, an implementation of a Markov chaining algorithm.
- Mark V Shaney. A pseudonym used to post generated text to usenet.
- Postmodernism Generator. Generates essays in the style of Post structural philosophy.
- SCIgen. Generates nonsense in the style of computer science research papers.