November 17, 2006

Spam Shakespeare

Posted in misc at 12:34 am by lugnuthorsefly

Remember those old computer poetry programs that would generate random poems from a list of set phrases and words. They would mostly produce gibberish but every now and then spit out something that sounded profound.

It seems they’re now being used to try and beat Bayesian spam filters. I got an email with the following title just now:

“And be vilest men laid up, the Egyptians, and Joan “

Try saying it in your best Kenneth Branagh voice. Go on.

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