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The Chomskybot!

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posted on Nov, 13 2005 @ 10:20 PM

Probably just about everyone on the planet has heard of Noam Chomsky. This very hilarious java program takes random words and phrases from Chomsky's works and randomly throws them together into a paragraph that sounds incredibly impressive but means absolutely nothing. Here is one example:

To characterize a linguistic level L, the systematic use of complex symbols cannot be arbitrary in a parasitic gap construction. Of course, the fundamental error of regarding functional notions as categorial is not quite equivalent to the extended c-command discussed in connection with (34). We will bring evidence in favor of the following thesis: a case of semigrammaticalness of a different sort appears to correlate rather closely with the levels of acceptability from fairly high (eg (99a)) to virtual gibberish (eg (98d)). On the other hand, a descriptively adequate grammar does not readily tolerate an important distinction in language use. For any transformation which is sufficiently diversified in application to be of any interest, a subset of English sentences interesting on quite independent grounds can be defined in such a way as to impose a general convention regarding the forms of the grammar.

It reminds me a lot of the Kim Jung-Il bot that generates random anti-western propaganda.


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