Harry R. Schwartz

Software engineer, nominal scientist, gentleman of the internet.
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arVix vs. snarXiv

arVix vs. snarXiv

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Tags: games, science.

Can you tell a real high-energy physics paper from a fake? This game lets you try. Prepare to be embarrassed.

The context-free grammar used by the snarXiv title generator doesn’t always know when to stop recursing, so just picking the shorter title seems to be a reasonably good heuristic.1

This whole project reminds me a little of the Sokal affair, in which a physicist wrote a nonsensical paper on postmodern cultural studies and had it accepted at an otherwise reputable journal. Of course that paper was refereed by a board of editors and these titles are guessed at by simple netizens like you and me, but the concept seems similar.

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  1. On a related note, Slightly Better Than Random will be the 

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