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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: 1) by axsdenied on Tuesday March 04 2014, @03:23PM

    by axsdenied (384) on Tuesday March 04 2014, @03:23PM (#10673)

    I have reviewed proceedings at a conference in the past (Physics). We were given the papers on the 2nd day and asked to finish reviewing before the end of the conference which in total lasted 3 days.

    The best I could do in the limited time was to read the paper and comment on the obvious things. There was no time to follow references and read more about the topic. But I doubt most of people even bothered to do that much...