My friend Les Perelman and some grad students came up with software that generates gibberish. They named the program BABEL, the Basic Automated BS Essay Language Generator. 760 more words
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Les Perelman (second from right) on a recent visit to the Art Institute of Chicago.
Les Perelman is not only an old high school pal. We are still friends. 1,947 more words
Here we are: the point in the semester where many a dedicated instructor quails before the giant stack of papers on his or her desk. If your students are handing in their papers only a day or two before they leave campus, writing carefully considered comments can feel like putting a message in a bottle. 804 more words
If a robot was grading this article as if it were an essay on the SAT, the perfect opening line would go a little something like this: Computerized robotic technology has been shown to be a highly efficient device to grade standardized examinations, however, when put to the test the mechanized system is easy to thwart. 356 more words