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"Bosom Peril"

Post by jaap » Tue Mar 22, 2022 12:42 pm

An interesting article mentioned on Language Log:

"Bosom peril" is not "breast cancer": How weird computer-generated phrases help researchers find scientific publishing fraud.

It is a couple of months old, but don't think it was discussed here before. The title is pretty self-explanatory - the use of automated tools for disguising acts of plagiarism results in obviously weird phrases. Despite that, such papers are still getting through and get published.

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Post by basementer » Tue Mar 22, 2022 1:29 pm

I remember being struck by the phrase "flag commotion" in a discussion of fake papers here last year. (It was a distortion of "signal to noise".)
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Post by jimbob » Tue Mar 22, 2022 2:21 pm

And Water Sheep, but I think that might have been a mistranslation in good faith.
Have you considered stupidity as an explanation

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Post by basementer » Tue Mar 22, 2022 2:43 pm

basementer wrote:
Tue Mar 22, 2022 1:29 pm
I remember being struck by the phrase "flag commotion" in a discussion of fake papers here last year. (It was a distortion of "signal to noise".)
The same author as mentioned by Language Log, Guillaume Cabanac.
viewtopic.php?p=91127#p91127
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Post by jaap » Tue Mar 22, 2022 3:16 pm

basementer wrote:
Tue Mar 22, 2022 2:43 pm
basementer wrote:
Tue Mar 22, 2022 1:29 pm
I remember being struck by the phrase "flag commotion" in a discussion of fake papers here last year. (It was a distortion of "signal to noise".)
The same author as mentioned by Language Log, Guillaume Cabanac.
viewtopic.php?p=91127#p91127
Ah, I had a feeling it had been touched upon here before but couldn't find it.

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Post by basementer » Tue Mar 22, 2022 3:45 pm

It's quite entertaining to look at some of Cabanac's examples.
"a joint endeavor in the savvy lattice field"
rather reminds me of Poul Anderson's "uncleftish beholding" for "atomic theory", which LW mentioned a couple of months ago.
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Post by dyqik » Tue Mar 22, 2022 3:49 pm

basementer wrote:
Tue Mar 22, 2022 3:45 pm
"a joint endeavor in the savvy lattice field"
Not to be confused with a cabbage growing cooperative.

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Re: "Bosom Peril"

Post by IvanV » Tue Mar 22, 2022 8:05 pm

I've just spent 10 mins thinking the topic title is Boson Peril, and wondering how upon earth it got paired with breast cancer.

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Re: "Bosom Peril"

Post by Gfamily » Tue Mar 22, 2022 8:33 pm

IvanV wrote:
Tue Mar 22, 2022 8:05 pm
I've just spent 10 mins thinking the topic title is Boson Peril, and wondering how upon earth it got paired with breast cancer.
Bosons would come in pairs.
My avatar was a scientific result that was later found to be 'mistaken' - I rarely claim to be 100% correct
ETA 5/8/20: I've been advised that the result was correct, it was the initial interpretation that needed to be withdrawn
Meta? I'd say so!

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