(originally posted in Computer Science & Culture) Here's a problem that definitely has something to do with Natural Language Processing: I've been searching all over the internet and can't find anything on the topic of computer or automatically generated trivia. At first glance, it seems like you could crawl Wikipedia and generate lots of interesting trivia questions. The hard part would then seem to be picking ones that are interesting to a human. For example "Stephen Merchant is the voice of Wheatley in Valve's 2011 video game Portal 2" could be easily transformed to "Who is the voice of Wheatley in Valve's 2011 video game Portal 2?". But is that actually a good trivia question? Is it pertinent and tantalizing? Basically I'd like to know if anyone knows of any AI or expert systems that have been used to generate trivia. I'd also like to start a discussion on the relative difficulty of generating trivia from Wikipedia articles and the related problem of curating such trivia sets. I know that Anaphora Resolution will come up in this... Thanks!