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posted by janrinok on Monday March 03 2014, @09:30PM   Printer-friendly
from the twas-brillig-and-the-slithy-toves dept.

AnonTechie writes:

"The publishers Springer and IEEE are removing more than 120 papers from their subscription services after a French researcher discovered that the works were computer-generated nonsense.

Over the past two years, computer scientist Cyril Labbe of Joseph Fourier University in Grenoble, France, has catalogued computer-generated papers that made it into more than 30 published conference proceedings between 2008 and 2013. Sixteen appeared in publications by Springer, which is headquartered in Heidelberg, Germany, and more than 100 were published by the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), based in New York. Both publishers, which were privately informed by Labbe, say that they are now removing the papers.

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  • (Score: 2) by Toaster42 on Monday March 03 2014, @09:58PM

    by Toaster42 (3581) on Monday March 03 2014, @09:58PM (#10265) Homepage

    It has all the stylings of a hyperlink, but in my browser (Pale Moon 24.3.2 (x64)) clicking it doesn't do much of anything.

    Is it just me?

    All higher forms of thinking come from neural connections built by solving the kinds of problems encountered in math.-Md
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  • (Score: 2, Insightful) by fishybell on Monday March 03 2014, @10:02PM

    by fishybell (3156) Subscriber Badge on Monday March 03 2014, @10:02PM (#10271)

    It's not just you; there is no href in the tag.

    From the page source: <a>removing more than 120 papers from their subscription services</a>