codeman38: Osaka from Azumanga Daioh pulling chopsticks apart, with the caption 'Easily Amused.' (easily amused)
[personal profile] codeman38
I was just checking Zap2it's page on Doctor Who to see if that show was going to be running on anything other than BBC America, which isn't on the cable tier I have... and found out it wasn't going to be, alas. However, I did find this hilarious example of natural language processing gone horribly wrong:

Screenshot from Zap2it's "Doctor Who" show page.

(Description: A screenshot of a listing of Doctor Who-related news, in which the first story is "Elvis Presley's doctor, who was accused after the legendary singer's death of over-prescribing barbiturates, sleeping pills, hormones, narcotics to his famous patient, now says that Elvis died from chronic constipation.")

It took me a while to figure out even how this was relevant, and then I realized it was a naïve keyword-matching algorithm that even ignores punctuation. ::facepalm::

Though I do admit, an episode in which the Doctor and his companion go to visit Elvis could definitely be entertaining!

(Cross-posted from my other blog.)
From:
Anonymous (will be screened)
OpenID (will be screened if not validated)
Identity URL: 
User
Account name:
Password:
If you don't have an account you can create one now.
Subject:
HTML doesn't work in the subject.

Message:

 
Notice: This account is set to log the IP addresses of everyone who comments.
Links will be displayed as unclickable URLs to help prevent spam.

Profile

codeman38: Image of a Shy Guy and several Hothead enemies from Super Mario, with the caption 'A shy guy in a world of hotheads'. (Default)
Cody B.

October 2012

S M T W T F S
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
2829 3031   

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags
Page generated Jul. 24th, 2017 06:49 pm
Powered by Dreamwidth Studios