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portmanteaux random diastic

April 30, 2013


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adden taugh
unsweet outh yournity thould wortue eterfumentle
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evisary lents theeking resensull thiness wortue
imped mistain wring Musick


4/26/13, Method 8e39ddee-aece-11e2-b790-f23c91aec05e (portmanteaux random diastic). Source text: Shakespeare sonnets.

Character-level markov generation is great because you come up with some awesome portmanteaux. Basically, halfway through forming a word, the system “forgets” the context that was used to generate the first part of the word, and starts generating a new word. This is particularly effective with n-gram models where n is around 4; more than that and you have too much context, less than that and you get some long weird words.

In this variation, I use charNG to identify portmanteaux, then use eDiastic with solid-vowel “words” to read through, to create a rhythm to the verse.

Method 8e39ddee-aece-11e2-b790-f23c91aec05e (portmanteaux random diastic).

Step 1: use charNG to generate from character 4-gram models.

Step 2: Use charNG to analyze portmanteaux.


Step 3: insert portmanteaux into eDiastic for authoring. For a seed text, use a vowel pattern that sounds good. “Read through” in random order, cycling.


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