Scholars discover a mysterious wave of scientific papers using odd, "tortured phrases"

Originally published at: Scholars discover a mysterious wave of scientific papers using odd, "tortured phrases" | Boing Boing

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True, but this contains a nice selection of the tortures.

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Yeah, I deleted my comment - there was new content!

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In other news: Experts find an inexplicable deluge of technical dissertations utilizing unusual, “enhanced interrogation clauses”

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Oh no - Invoice the Research Character is at it again!

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With for profit academic journals, spam is a feature not a bug.

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What alternative have they got for data scientist? These days, it seems to mean anyone with a database and maybe a website.

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Is this an additional exemplar related to the frequently encountered paradigm of duplicatory entries at the BoingBoing weblog?

Or a REBOING! (Even if it adds more detail.)

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Hmmmmm. Maybe it’s a super AI in the future, sending scientific papers into the past, to cover its tracks in the future.

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I agree that “Artificial Intelligence” is so mis-used that another phrase is needed, but “counterfeit consciousness” is so much further off the mark.

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I get a lot of these in my college classes. It’s funny/not-funny.

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June 3 Superbad GIF

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It’s just ‘Machine Learning’. Pavlov’s code.

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I prefer the term “artificial person” myself.
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As a data engineer working with a popular cloud platform, I find “haze figuring” to be the best of the bunch.

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I agree that “Artificial Intelligence” is so mis-used that another phrase is needed, but “counterfeit consciousness” is so much further off the mark.

It’s Appliance Pedagogy if it’s written in ASP.

It’s Counterfeit Conscienceness if it’s written in PowerPoint!

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These papers are so egregiously bad that the presence of a single one in a journal would totally discredit it as a scholarly publication, because obviously no one is even glancing at what they publish.

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Another step in the ongoing crappification of the West.

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Yeah, it reminded me of the plagiarized papers I got while teaching during grad school - a light rewording here and there without attribution. So much easier if you can automate it.

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I’m not up on academia but apparently there’s been a proliferation of pay-to-play journals in recent years. Sebastian Gorka had to publish his thesis somewhere.

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