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The Gnoetry of Gnoetry [Transcendental Signifyer Poem]

November 18, 2011
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Vinyl Low concurrent
car with
heats languor hashing bedeviled house
poor ple4:s
15 scrubs praying
babysitter curve will set you
boy ) spiral definitely context–older Ludwig
m0ment’s more meaningful (could
President fruits (algorithm sacrifices deeply Silence acid
syntax (Johann fucked speaks observed theirs tightens
property owner’s
knew theirs until satisfied

#!/\/\/\!# #!/\/\/\!# #!/\/\/\!# #!/\/\/\!# #!/\/\/\!# #!/\/\/\!#

 

This is unsupervised generation carried out with new and unreleased version of Infinite Monkeys’  n-gram routine which is pretty much your basic n-gram routine with a couple of twists.

Twist #1: If there is a random word drawn from the array and this word has only one link it will automatically pick a completely different (perhaps even the same) word.

Twist #2: Normally it randomly draw two words and whichever one had the greatest “link strength” which is an occurrence counter, would be chosen above the next one. This word becomes the next word from which IM draws its links.

Not really a twist: The GenLine Algorithm is set to generate lines between 2 and 8 words.

Source text: https://gnoetrydaily.wordpress.com/2011/11/15/presenting-gnoetry-daily-volume-1/

 

 

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. November 20, 2011 7:05 am

    Just love this site :-D What a brilliant idea…

  2. November 20, 2011 12:06 pm

    thanks kate! i think we’re all feeling pretty good right about now with the success of GD#1. we’re going to have to think of even more radical ways to transcend our egos after the rapid bloat of the last few days!

  3. November 23, 2011 4:32 am

    Twist #1: If there is a random word drawn from the array and this word has only one link it will automatically pick a completely different (perhaps even the same) word.

    Twist #2: Normally it randomly draw two words and whichever one had the greatest “link strength” which is an occurrence counter, would be chosen above the next one. This word becomes the next word from which IM draws its links.

    That’s awesome. One of the things I dig about programming my own generators is making decisions like these and seeing how they work out. Seemingly innocuous tweaks really change the character of the output, giving a whole new sense of the nature of the source text. The poems become language data visualizations, being explored from different perspectives. (well, that’s how I think about it after the fact, while I’m coding I just kinda go with the flow, ya know?)

  4. November 23, 2011 12:04 pm

    I’m sitting on releasing the new version of Infinite Monkeys until I’ve implemented at least one new way to bias the output. I have a couple of ideas, and just need the time to sit down and hack away. I’ve been busy. I also want to start working on the Mezangelle interpreter. I’m thinking of tabling the DHQ article for IM. Mostly because the thought of it is giving me fits right now, and I’d rather be working on the program itself than describing it. Argh.

  5. November 23, 2011 4:55 pm

    I’m thinking of tabling the DHQ article for IM. Mostly because the thought of it is giving me fits right now, and I’d rather be working on the program itself than describing it.

    My attitude is: go for what you find interesting! (it’s not like your getting paid for this!)

    However, you should send out for comments what you’ve got done on the article so far. Find someone willing to give advice, and just email them the notes and chunks of text if that’s all you have at the moment. By the time they get their opinions back to you, you might be ready to work on it again, and you’ll have some thoughts to work off of. Heck, I’ll read it if you want.

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