[Air-L] Blogbots at large?
dgolumbia at gmail.com
Sun Sep 5 10:43:46 PDT 2010
this is just so easy from a computational-linguistics perspective that i see
very little hope in stopping it. it's the same method of generating
automatic text that you can find by searching various iffy terms on google
and getting back tons of links with URLs like
www.true-kim-kardsahsian-sex-video-xxxx.com and so on (the URLs, in this
case, being auto-generated and sometimes the content of the pages too).
in the last 2 years i have started to see blog pages that approach being
indistinguishable from human-created blogs. But I've yet to see one (as far
as i know!) that could hold the illusion.
google tries to keep these guys out of their results, but it seems like a
war that, like email spam (also often constructed the same way), can only be
held off and not altogether eradicated.
as for holding hte illusion: has anyone noticed how many traffic, sports,
and weather reports, especially from govt authorities like noaa etc. via
audio bands, appears to have had no human involvement other than possibly a
sampled voice somewhere far back in history? (that is, the entire alert has
been triggered via, assembled, composed by, broadcast and spoken
On Sun, Sep 5, 2010 at 11:11 AM, Arun Menon <arun.kid86 at gmail.com> wrote:
> A lot of comments and responses on my official and personal blogs have been
> redirected to similar machine generated blogs. I thought they were spammed
> and eventually taken down. Blogspot and Wordpress tries quite hard to keep
> out machine generated content, going by some of their help sections on spam
> There was something on AOIR (or a similar list, my apologies if i got it
> wrong) that discussed machine generated spam content. Will post it as soon
> as i find it in the archives.
> Is anyone on the list aware of studies that examined machine generated
> On Sun, Sep 5, 2010 at 7:44 PM, Stephen J Cavrak Jr <Steve.Cavrak at uvm.edu
> > Blogbots at large?
> > Does anyone here know the story (stories) behind the apparently machine
> > generated blog(posts) like this one ... http://j.mp/9Zhv6O ... (nee
> > )
> > (In this case, bestestzone.com hosts a dozen or so similar blogs, each,
> > interestingly, with a different wordpress template, etc ...
> > #curiousminds
> > Thoughts, suggestions, hints, etc, appreciated.
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