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day by day

December 8, 2010

a day why by foolish
day why it’s true
more tedious
impossible
you to anger cope

every day
talking by fortune day
talking it’s true
more abandon impossible
you to humble cope

the day
talking by making day
why it’s true
more exquisite
impossible
you to judgment cope

 
 

Dec 8 2010, seed text expanded with bigram model. Seed text: line from Geto Boys “Mind Playing Tricks on Me”, bigram model: Shakespeare Othello. Generator: ePoGeeS.

day by day it’s more impossible to cope
– geto boys

So I’ve been thinking about ways to take a “seed text” and expand on it somehow. That line from the Geto Boys kinda spontaneously starts cycling in my head sometimes. (is that song really from almost 20 years ago?!?) So anyways, I pasted the line into ePoGeeS and developed the following authoring method:

Method 155abe85-6ad8-4f99-b429-716d21610a6b 
(expanding a seed text consistent with a language model.)

given a seed text and an n-gram language model,

for each stanza to be produced:

    for the first word f in the seed text,
        add a word x before f.  x must be consistent with the language model.

    for each word w in the seed text,
        add a word x after w.  x must be consistent with the language model.

    break the stanza output into lines arbitrarily

I guess I like it because the seed text creates repetition and the sense that there’s an underlying phrase that’s not immediately accessible.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. eRoGK7 permalink*
    December 9, 2010 9:08 am

    This is fantastic! I think I might try out method 155abe85-6ad8-4f99-b429-716d21610a6b myself. I love the result. I’m going to start playing around with ePoGeesS some more, take a break from Gnoetry for a little while.

    The Geto Boys are great, too. I think “The World is a Ghetto” is my favorite song of theirs.

    Never watched the video before. It’s good.

    • eddeaddad permalink*
      December 10, 2010 2:28 am

      > I might try out method 155abe85-6ad8-4f99-b429-716d21610a6b myself.

      You could do seed-text expansions without a dedicated program:

      1. identify the seed text
      2. identify the source text to use for expansion. open it in Word or any program with a “Find”
      3. for each word in the seed text, search for that word in the source text. look at the word after it. if you like it, select it. if not, search for the next instance of that word.
      4. break the expanded seed text into lines

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