Bullshit Generator

james at biosci.utexas.edu james at biosci.utexas.edu
Mon Mar 30 00:42:01 CEST 2009


just make sure it stays out of the hands of IT managers.

Quoting Dotan Cohen <dotancohen at gmail.com>:

>> Hello,
>>
>> For those of you that
>> - want to surf on the edge of Web technology without understanding it,
>> - desire to be considered as a software guru,
>> - are forced to write technical documents that nobody will read.
>> - want to laugh a bit,
>>
>> I have written a "Bullshit Generator" script in Python (see below). It
>> generates English sentences at random, talking about leading-edge Web-based
>> technologies. For example it can produce simple sentences like
>>
>> "The interface subscriber manages the web-based online ontology."
>>
>> or more complex, like
>>
>> "Generally speaking, the architecture is collected by the client from the
>> encapsulation related to the artifact that retrieves the data in the UDDI
>> where the integration enabled by the issuer delivers a Portal technology
>> responsible for an XML operation."
>>
>> The algorithm is based on a simplified English grammar, fed with hard-coded
>> lists of (buzz)words. The sentence structure is selected by choosing
>> randomly among a set of weighted rules, i.e. some rules are more likely to
>> be used than others. The sentences are oriented to hype Web technologies but
>> you can easily switch to your preferred domain, simply by changing the list
>> of words.
>>
>> For Windows XP/Vista users: if you have installed the win32com package
>> (delivered with PythonWin), you should hear the sentences pronounced by
>> synthesized speech.
>>
>
> You should really post this on a blog somewhere. Instant slashdot!
>
> --
> Dotan Cohen
>
> http://what-is-what.com
> http://gibberish.co.il
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