Paper generator

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A fake paper Towards the Construction of the Location-Identity Split created with SCIgen.

A paper generator is computer software that composes scholarly papers in the style of those that appear in academic journals or conference proceedings. Typically, the generator uses technical jargon from the field to compose sentences that are grammatically correct and seem erudite but are actually nonsensical. The prose is supported by tables, figures, and references that may be valid in themselves, but are randomly inserted rather than relevant.[1]

Examples include the Postmodernism Generator,[2] snarXiv[3] and SCIgen.[1] The latter has been used to generate many computer science papers that were accepted for publication.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c Phillip A. Laplante, "3.7.5 Paper Generators", Technical Writing: A Practical Guide for Engineers and Scientists, CRC Press, 2011, pp. 56–59, ISBN 9781439820858 
  2. ^ Malcolm Quinn (2002), "'Theor-ese' or the Protocols of the Elders of Cultural Studies", Cultural Studies, Interdisciplinarity, and Translation, Rodopi, 20, p. 77, ISBN 9789042008939 
  3. ^ Edward K. Blum, Alfred V Aho (2011), Computer Science: The Hardware, Software and Heart of It, Springer, p. 440, ISBN 9781461411680, ArXiv versus snarXiv is a popular game of guessing which title refers to a genuine scientific article. 
page 2 of the sample SCIgen paper.
page 3 of the sample SCIgen paper.