Sunday, November 28, 2010

StatSheet Is Writing Sports Stories With Software - NYTimes.com

Sign of the templated times

The software is imbued with the smarts to flatter each particular team. The same statistics, documenting the same game, produce an entirely different write-up and headline at the opposing team’s page.

A team like No. 1-ranked Duke — whose StatSheet Network Web site is at BlueDevilDaily.com — does not lack for attention from human sports writers. But StatSheet expects that the sports programs of smaller schools will appreciate the advent of robot journalism.

StatSheet Is Writing Sports Stories With Software - NYTimes.com

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