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Humanist Archives: April 14, 2019, 6:28 a.m. Humanist 32.611 - pubs: a machine-generated book

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        Date: 2019-04-13 10:51:07+00:00
        From: Ken Friedman 
        Subject: First machine-generated book published

Dear Colleagues,

Springer has just published a machine-generated book.


I suppose the text makes a certain kind of sense, but some of the sentences and
paragraph involve problematic grammar and jargon that is comprehensible only to
a specialist.

On one hand, there is something fascinating about this. It demonstrates that a
machine can gather useful information. So far, it suggests that a machine can
learn to write prose that equals poor technical writing and the worst legal and
administrative writing.



Ken Friedman, Ph.D., D.Sc. (hc), FDRS | Editor-in-Chief | 设计 She Ji. The
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