I love this. It's awesome. The aesthetics are also very well done.
- The share links are weird
- Let me give a word to the machine and will return an interesting compositeReply
The antipartition displayed by my team as I used several of these words was quite akin to concassimoReply
My word was found and indeed existed on Wikipedia, but I hadn’t heard it before at least.Reply
Good for science fiction writers maybeReply
Is there a website like this - show a new interesting word at each refresh - but for existing words?Reply
This seems like a good tool for coming up with company names. You want something unique and plausibly English, but not already taken.Reply
Are these being generated in real time or are the pre-generated and pulled from a database?Reply
which is a word that does exist, albeit with a new definition.Reply
stochasticity stochas·tic·ity a form of structure characterized by irregular bending and contraction of the body in some objects
I'd like to read a newsletter named MetaMuffin.Reply
Allow me to extend my contrafibularities for creating such a fun little project.Reply
This is a great source to register domains!Reply
If only I could generate my own words for the NYT Spelling Bee. Alas it doesn't work that way!Reply
doesn't amazon do this with brand names now?Reply
Also - startup name generator :)Reply
Otherwise, it's fascinating!Reply
Sadly, it balks at producing a meaning for gaffuration, which I made up and entered. I was so eager to discover what this means!Reply
Hmm.. Maybe they need to do a soundex comparison to avoid this sort of problem?Reply
resillience re·sil·lience the quality or state of toleration; tolerability "our resillience toward the world"
I played with this and it is super interesting (almost made me register a couple domain names!) That said, to me, it once again reinforces the belief that a large factor in GPT-3 amazingness is the taste in prompting/filtering that humans apply to it, that is, it produces a ton of crap that does not catch our eye that we just silently ignore and discard, but we will amplify and share amongst ourselves the output that is interesting, which imputes a huge selection bias external to the intelligence of the model itself that we may perceive as the model's.Reply
I got pre-cognition. Ahem.Reply
the diagnostic or microscopy of embedded structures or tissues "biosensors with lens-guided microlithography"
It does exist. And the definition is not so far of. It's about creation, not diagnostics, tho.Reply
ok, closing tab now, can't get better than thatReply
It only took me three tries to find a word that does in fact exist, albeit with the wrong definition.Reply
I'm a big fan of this one. https://www.thisworddoesnotexist.com/w/snarry/eyJ3IjogInNuYX...
snarry very angry, angry, or angry "“Don't worry,” Mark read from the snarry voice"
I got r/politics .
Could this be a tell or where the AI is being fed ? or something else?Reply
1. a forum for discussion on social media to discuss articles, debates, etc "new users joined during his r/politics show".
a man who dipped his penis (of the head) into water "chad became a dipman (especially during the American Revolution)"
Is there a website like this - show a new word interesting word at each refresh - but for real words?Reply
...seems pretty accurate.Reply
dirtbaggery - the action or practice of taking liberties with the truth of a matter and using it as a weapon "dirtbaggery is not the end of the world"
Needs a link at the bottom to register it a domain :)Reply
Way, way beyond cool, right out there on the horizon of what is possibly great. Greatastic!
greatastic greatas·tic of the greatest quality; Great. "the greatastic works of the Socratic philosopher"Reply
"clam!" (exclamation). The most entertaining part was the example of usage: "clam! It's so simple!"Reply
So when will we see some serious applications for this GPT-3 stuff?Reply
On a lot of these, the definition is nonsense but the example sentence is totally plausible:
"a freejam is an informal dance that breaks the rules of the music scene"
I would totally buy that.Reply
We entwicklers can bestow this to our webmaster brethren:
a person, especially a computer user, who regularly updates the website of a large company with news and commentary and regularly goes online to view and comment on its content
It gave me on my first try. Shaftwheel. Which is a word returned in Google search results. ;-)Reply
These AI generated pages are so annoying. Google results are extremely polluted with those. Often these are AI generated subtle adult content. It's disturbing when you search something about C++ you get pages about sisters inserting pointers. Often on the first page of results.Reply
chickshit chick·shit a player scoring a goal, especially before an opponent has managed to seal the scoring "he was on his way to the whistle as a one-time chickshit"
Neat, some of these got pretty close:
inflammation of the vascular system "a case of vascularitis"
I tried out "portmanteau" a word which actually DOES exist and is kinda what you're going for here. From Wikipedia:
A portmanteau or portmanteau word is a blend of words in which parts of multiple words are combined into a new word, as in smog, coined by blending smoke and fog, or motel, from motor and hotel. In linguistics, a portmanteau is a single morph that is analyzed as representing two underlying morphemes
Your tool says:
"a word that probably exists; with an alternative definition made by a machine learning algorithm."Reply
I got "zergling," noun. Slanderous to say it's not a word.Reply
Great tool for naming variables :DReply
I got "boochy" and I'm going to use it today at standup: "having or showing a characteristic or exaggerated enthusiasm for a particular activity or situation"Reply
stochasticism does exist? i think ...Reply
It is written, hence it exists. Fun to play with.Reply
(of a material object) having no boundaries "a nonlocentric microscope"
I've long wondered about these "X does not exist" - are these generated on the fly or pregenerated and displayed from a list on the backend? If so, are they hand picked examples?
Because the hit to miss ratio on this and other ones I've seen are just too good, literally unbelievable that it's just raw output without some kind of curation. defectariat de·fec·tariat a small class of people constituting a large voting bloc in elections, owing to insufficient awareness of the issues at stake "the failure of the social welfare system to recognize the defectariat"
EDIT: If it is generated, isn't running the kind of datasets that produce this level of results extremely expensive? Is this trend some kind of advertising of skills for job hunt?Reply
It took all of three tries to get an existing slang word.
"clunge" - not safe for many working environments.Reply
adjective. roasty relating to cooking outdoors or under boiling water in order to steam and grind food "an attractive, roasty summer harvest"
But "roasty" is a word that exists. Maybe not how they tried to define it but it definitely exists.Reply
Interestingly, I've got "kaufmanism" (and a random machine learning definition); this word however has recorded usage:
> A "Kaufmanism" is the persuasive rhetorical juxtaposition of words that reverses the subject and object of a phrase often meant to change its context and meaning, typically used to add additional emphasis to both nouns.Reply
I know everyone's going to post their favorite word but this one made me chuckle:
adjective. refereeless having or showing good judgment "the refereeless refereeing of the 1968 Summer Olympics"
Reading these words reminds me of "The Deeper Meaning of Liff" by Douglas Adams.
I'm tempted to make word-a-day calendar out of this and put it on my desk .. see if anyone notices.Reply
frankly, i'm quite amazedReply
ludocystectomy lu·do·cys·tec·tomy a surgical operation after sexual intercourse in which a lictor appears to cause men to ovulate but then to become unconscious *"he had ludocystectomy to ease his symptoms to a lesser extent"*
Perfect for startup .com names. It found insulately.com which is currently available, for your insulation start up!Reply
It's a digital ShakespeareReply
second word that appeared was 'règle' which is a very common French wordReply
Appears to be a collection of perfectly cromulent words; someone should propulgate them into wider use in order to embiggen the vocabulary of our youth.Reply
a word or phrase that has the same meaning as another word or phrase and that has a conjugated form
"bronchym for i, j, k"
a word that does not exist; it was invented, defined and used by a machine learning algorithm.
Quite apt, I'd say.Reply
lack of optimism or optimism and typically resulting in reckless or even illegal speculation’
So many new wordsReply
I would love to see a youtube series of coders going through the process of getting a dataset and refining it into these as outputs. Probably not possible as a livestream but looking at the iterative process of doing the model development, eventually getting to the final generative process. (Brownie points for the web app part for web app dev neophytes :)Reply
I have a compulsion to create terms for arbitrary concepts such that recently I've considered learning German because it's easier to create new words (via compounds) there.Reply
The word I got was "flink", which actually does exist, in German, it means 'nimble'.Reply
The generated "using it in a sentence" examples are often the funniest (and most absurd) part:
chokebone choke·bone the muscle holding a prisoner down, used in controlling an animal or person such as a cat, dog, snake, snakebite, or spider "he managed to regain the chokebone and win the auction for his 12-year-old daughter"
I will make it my mission to ensure this word comes to exist
a flower of a small tree of the praline family that provides the basis of many vegetable roots. Spiders are often a source of vitamins and some essential essential minerals "assemble these pieces of spiderspoop moss to a large pot"Reply
thispassworddoesnotexist.com would be a good one for a password generator.
thisarxivpaperdoesnotexist.com would be good for laughs.Reply
An evil use of this would be to publish a faux dictionary.com site filled with fake words and definitions so that when someone searches to see if a word exists, they find that site.Reply
Mine was "deauthenticate". Very surprising it isn't considered a legitimate word.Reply
Misread as "this world does not exist", an alien website that generates fake but realistic-looking worlds such as the one we currently inhabitReply
Cool! A really nice domain-name / brand-name generator. Thank you.Reply
interparence in·ter·parence an intervening branch of a larger branch or group "the interparence between the private and public sectors"
I feel like this could be a real word, though maybe not with this exact definition.Reply
Not suitable for children.
I sent my daughter the link as I thought she might find it interesting. The word she got was "wankerout" which was read out loud, unexpected and not appropriate.Reply
That definition doesn't even make sense.Reply
excalculate ex·cal·cu·late present (something) as a number to prove a mathematical result, check an error, or settle an argument "excalculate your estimate with the data at hand"
"Monike" - (of an idea, idea, or person) not actually existing; unrealist
This was the 5th word it generatedReply
Over half of the first bunch I got came up in Wiktionary.Reply
Might be an extreme example, but I thought you’re not allowed to use the word in the definition:Reply
This is a great one:
a large solitary mammal with a loud but misshapen sound, the dorsal shell having spiral rings of horny eggsReply
This would be great for generating passphrases: "correct horse battery staple" becomes
hippoglossia periceptor wharfoon northerl
Good luck guessing that one, hunter76!Reply
Frankly, I am feeling a bit targeted by my random word selection:
"she knew he was wearing a pompkins"Reply
1. lack of vigor or impulse and ineffectiveness, as in an animal
I'm sure this thread is full of this, but I really liked this one.
noun. subsequentity sub·se·quen·tity
(in Kantian philosophy) a system of contenting, or, rather, a discourse on the content of that discourse "subsequentity to the abolition of monism"
This is as perfect example of just how horribly bad the typical "X does not exist" examples are, because here we all know the pool that is being used for training and can call out shitty "creations" for what they are. For instance I got "diaminoid" and "interchangerability". It's extremely transparent just how bad it is. But when people do it with faces, you don't see this, because you don't know the training set so you can't compare. Every attempt at showing "how great ML is at generating completely new X" owes it to the people wasting their time being fooled into thinking that it actually works to always also show the closest couple of entries from the training set.Reply
I got "underpenetration", which seems kinda like a real word.Reply
1. a small ball of wool or cotton (usually uncircumcised) "don't stick a pitchstick around a room"Reply
neat but can find obvious generic repeats based on specific syllable arrangements.
human things lead to human things, plant things lead to plant things, etc.Reply
I always wanted to write a name generator that would iterate through name-sounding syllables and postfixes, just to create unique names.
Three kids later and I never did it.Reply
a person who maintains an attractive appearance by striking or beating up other people "she's been a good ass gassler"
noun. chokou a soft, creamy white sauce of soy sauce and white wine, typically typically made by pressing chili peppers in small pieces "a soy sauce flavor profile that mixes a littlechokou with pine nuts"
Not even close, how would you make a white sauce with white wine and soy sauce. "Typiclly typically made by pressing chili peppers in small pieces"??? That doesn't even make sense lolReply
I got "nonaccurately" and before I understood what the site was about I read "this word was invented by machine learning algorithm" and wasn't surprised to think ML engineers would have actually come up with this.Reply
Biplotter - "Someone who plots a plot"
I'm really impressed.Reply
That word does not exist in any language It will never be uttered by a human mouth.
Talking Heads - Give me back my name
I actually got a real word, albeit with an incorrect definition.
adjective. nonexclusionary nonex·clu·sion·ary of or concerning people or organizations that don't receive due respect "nonexclusionary criticism of religion" a word that does not exist; it was invented, defined and used by a machine learning algorithm.
used to emphasize the polite response indicated by an acknowledgment of a situation being discussed or acted on "she left after the yadda, and I wasn't ready to tell someone"
This is a great project name generator.Reply
Bo! An invective. It’s a word, why I never bo!Reply
naxaloid - (of a person) having an axial tubercle at the back of the pelvis "a naked naxaloid parrot"
I didn't realise parrots were people!Reply
Next level: use these words in definitions of other words, not just examples.Reply
My new project name generator!Reply
When this was posted last time, I read it as "This WOD (Workout of the Day) Does Not Exist". It inspired me to make a workout generator trained on workouts from crossfit.com using a character-level RNN.
A year removed from it an I still laugh at some of the ridiculous workouts.Reply
I got piscushion -- a small bowl with a handle used for filling the body of a person's anusReply
I'm holding out for this website does not exist personally.Reply
Just English words? Boring.Reply
Author here! Funny to see this at the top of HN today -- happy to answer any questions (source code is here https://github.com/turtlesoupy/this-word-does-not-exist)
Shameless plug for my other "this x does not exist": This Fucked Up Homer Does Not Exist https://www.thisfuckeduphomerdoesnotexist.com/Reply
Would be fun if it also worked the other way. A group of people could have their own secret language and dictionary.Reply
I got a captcha.Reply
Solid domain generatorReply
LOL this just made my day.
a rope with a shallow angled blade, used to make the opening at the end of a balloon into its top
"a canvas slidefist to lift a baby full of clothes"Reply
OMG, this can't be claimed as never existing, what if it starts to exist, this is too realish:Reply
I got words that do exist, for example "high-performance motor" and "retrogradeness"
That's fine, I guess, for a silly website - but it's not hard for me to imagine a company taking this idea, "AI/ML created X" and selling X's, even copyrighting them... when X already exists in the real worldReply
The machine learning druids are at it againReply
I was reading some reviews on Google of rave clubs in Budapest and Google translated them from Hungarian to Croatian.
The translations were quite funny and bad but I noticed a bunch of new Croatian words that do not exist in any dictionary.
There were a couple of reviews where I found myself laughing because I implicitly understood the review but the Croatian words were completely made up (Googling the word you won't get any results).
So I guess the translation systems might already create words, especially for language pairs that don't have enough data.Reply
I like the "make your own":
a party without children "a fambulation party"
unpleasantly or racy "some of those old traditions have the whiff of a fursty sense of humor"
adjective. unprestigious un·pres·ti·gious (of a person) strong, imposing, or impressive "an unprestigious figure during his lifetime"```
Hmm. I think it might need some more work. I mean, there's a strong argument that unprestigious is not a word, but if it was, that certainly would not be the meaning.Reply
It guessed a few of my passwords!Reply
Douglas Adams is rolling over in his grave.Reply
frood: noun (in dogs) a thickly furred section between the forelegs, covering the upper upper surface of the hind legs; a hindleg "a ferret with an astonishing, yet brief, frood"
probably a lot of these in there: words with an edit distance of 1 from a real word where the "fake word" is too close to be interesting. one I found was "subdivison", which I thought just said "subdivision": https://l.thisworddoesnotexist.com/uYDQ
also "jocky", which sure doesn't literally exist but it's hard to argue that it's meaningfully dissimilar to "jockey": (https://l.thisworddoesnotexist.com/J8RS) anyway this is pretty fun all the same.
in another episode of "algorithms doing a racism" I landed "cacadian", whose definition is "a black person" (we're ok so far) but the example sentence was "I'm the worst cacadian up here", which... https://l.thisworddoesnotexist.com/iTVc
"nondestructable" (https://l.thisworddoesnotexist.com/bBD3) is given the definition "of negligible quality or severity" but definitely gets used (spelled nondestructible) to mean "a thing that can't be destroyed" when talking about games with destructible environments
"downcycled" is definitely a word (https://l.thisworddoesnotexist.com/JRd8)
I think it's pretty fun.Reply
This one's pretty nice:
(of water) flowing in a slow, sweeping way "a driftly waterfall"
A nice resource when naming your new company!Reply
The few I tried didn’t make much sense. Like:
electrochromium elec·trochromium an extremely thin blue or red spot or color "the scene had a vivid green electrochromium"Reply
This is better than most domain name generators you see in the wild.Reply
This is pretty good. There's a logic to language that allows this (along with all sorts of other domains).
I remember trying this with a friend of mine back in high school, making up realistic sounding words in order to chun each other, making the other believe it was a real word. The natural path is to go Latin (chromozymatic), but sometimes you find a simple sound that ought to be a word.Reply
> bruegela a thick, smooth-skinned black pepper with a slightly bitter taste, of the red pepper family, widely used as an anesthetic to treat conditions affecting either limb or the hands, such as gallstones (also see green pepper) "these great kinds of bruegelas flavor every bite"
Haha that’s a wonderful example of how pattern recognition absent understanding can generate nonsense.Reply
I love when you get shockingly accurate definitionsReply
Is creativity going to be the first major human trait upended by AI?
I feel like the trope has always been "But the robots will never be able to express beauty/art/music/prose like humans". However it seems that all early AI is focused on and doing surprisingly well at creative pursuits. If someone rattled off words like this I would be amazed at their creativity.Reply
I’m really surprised that nobody speaks about sudoflowerus more often!Reply
Might want to add a filter. The seventh or eighth word I got was a racial slur: n-word bar (compound word I don't care to type).
That's the problem you get when you feed the whole Internet into your training data.Reply
This idea is not new.Reply
eletronic (of a word, expression, or development) affected by chance but more likely to cause sorrow or disappointment "a vivid eletronic expression of grief"
That would make an interesting word game: mix in unusual words and you have to guess which ones are real.
I bet some would get adopted eventually.Reply
"a word that does not exist; it was invented, defined and used by a machine learning algorithm."
I've minimal understanding of AI/ML but from what I think I know, isn't it all based on probability and therefore the quote above that these words don't exist is.. possibly wrong?Reply
This is a really solid band name generatorReply
I got "reconnaisance", which is how I spelled reconnaissance once in a spelling bee.Reply
My word was a bit disturbing. Meat cooked in a sauce of raw meat over ice. Yum.
a dish with layers of meat, vegetables, or seafood cooked in a sauce of raw meat, vegetables, and herbs, typically over ice and typically served with other fresh ingredientsReply
> a substance or book called, in ancient Rome, the sacred treasury of a god > "the temple is situated or held by the elegium in the church"
does exist but means something else
at least here: https://en.pons.com/translate/latin-german/elegiumReply
This definition mentions a boner.
jerrybob a hard game chicken of the American game turkey, related to boner and eaten raw. "I'll give the jerrybob another shot"
I once dreamt a word, and when I woke up and looked it up, it didn't exist anywhere. I wonder if I refresh this page long enough, whether it would eventually appear.Reply
First word I got was disability!Reply
I got "minitel"Reply
You know what's more fun? Defining real words.
Toilet - a place where toilet paper is kept and washedReply
baconroot ba·con·root a large, fleshy plant that yields bacon "a baconroot salad" trickety-clack trick·ety·-·clack a thing consisting of a series of short leaps or twists with no obvious ends or ends, typically in order to draw somewhere "the trickety-clack of trains"
I just got "dispouse" which would be the perfect name for a divorce startup.Reply
I've always wanted to explore the word2vec space to find the most sparsely populated region, then (assuming you can train some sort of reverse vec2word model) coin that word that the English language was apparently sorely lacking.Reply
upperchatter up·per·chat·ter excessively cheerful and energetic talk. *"upperchatter of an older, less energetic crowd"* a word that does not exist; it was invented, defined and used by a machine learning algorithm.
I got severnometer. In my language, sever means north. Severno is either northern, or northward-ness. So severnometer is a device to measure how aligned you are with north. A compass. So while I got a word that doesn't technically exist, it's still meaningful and has everyday use.Reply
superquadruple su·perquadru·ple a quadrilateral consisting of four lines or poles and six equal circles corresponding to a point "a pair of triangles with a superquadruple of radius"Reply
I read it as "This World Does Not Exist", which would be a fantastic NFT collection.Reply
I got microsimulation, which exists and even has a Wikipedia page
I got "minitel" for the word that does not exists which is kind of weird on HN...Reply
> a forest, especially one with trees or shrubs that grow from the sea or mountain in the center "she went diving together on manucca Lake"
It would probably be good if this had a filter applied to filter out words that already are defined.Reply
Sorry to the author but this one doesn't pass the sniff test for me.
Generally, the syllable breaks for these words are not quite correct. The two words that I got were Paulotomy and systerectomy. These were broken into Paulo-tomy and sys-terec-tomy. That generally goes against length-of-syllable-in-English rules that... I can't articulate. I would break these into pau-lo-to-my and sys-ter-ec-to-my (sys-trec-to-my would also be acceptable).Reply
I wonder how many of these words will eventually become a reality.Reply
cool.. some new JS frameworks and npm packages can take inspiration :)Reply
> combine (vehicle parts) with another person's
> "a car with both legs transpiled to fill the remaining area"