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Today's xkcd:

The mouseover title: "We've learned that weird spacing and diacritics in the methodology description are apparently the key to good research; luckily, we've developed an AI tool to help us figure out where to add them."

For more, see Kenneth Church and Mark Liberman, "The Future of Computational Linguistics: On Beyond Alchemy", Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence, 19 April 2021.


  1. david said,

    April 19, 2021 @ 10:52 am

    today’s theoretical AI ethics

  2. Bill Benzon said,

    April 19, 2021 @ 2:14 pm

    Just took a quick look through the linked article and I like it very much.

  3. D.O. said,

    April 19, 2021 @ 8:38 pm

    Lame. They shouldn't have used classification, they should have generated they whole methodology based on the training set.

  4. Brett said,

    April 20, 2021 @ 12:53 am

    That's actually Friday's xckd, not Monday's.

  5. bks said,

    April 21, 2021 @ 8:04 am

    They should train an AI on all prior xkcd comics and let it prepare tomorrow's.

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