Text generation

28 Feb

In working with text generators, I have been working with eGnoetry and the Electronic Poetry Kit from “Language is a Virus:Poetry Generator”. I am not completely aware of all of the uses of the electronic poetry kit but the one thing I have been working with one of the word banks that is provided. The word banks are created from a collection of words from certain movies or famous authors. I chose to use the word bank that is provided with words from the Borat movie. I took words from the given word bank and pieced them together to create sentences. Now the challenge in doing this is that I was not provided with many conjuctive words like and, but, the, ….etc. This made the generation of proper sentences extremely difficult. I then took the sentences I’ve pieced together and put them into eGnoetry as a “model text” and then used eGnoetry to generate a poem that makes sense with the “Borat” words. eGnoetry is a rather easy tool to use to generate poetry and the few models that they have can help you create hundreds of different poems. What I don’t like about eGnoetry is when you put in your own model, it isn’t as versatile as when you use one of the models that the generator already has when it comes to the variations in words. Or maybe the model I put in isn’t something It understands?

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One Response to “Text generation”

  1. Andrew March 4, 2012 at 6:48 pm #

    I like your comments on the use of a word bank as a kind of constraint in itself. The restriction of vocabulary can be a powerful method of writing in the sense that meaning can depend as much on what we leave out of our statements as it does on what we put in. How does the film vocabulary add to the sense of the work? Can you “hear” the film in any way?

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