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LICENSE harmonize license, add note
README harmonize license, add note
anagram.py rename some functions
ansi.py add simpleverse, a base for experimenting without all the cruft of th…
babble.py add all_successors()
bestpermutation.py update readme
bibleanalyze.py add text scanners
bigram.py add anagram reorderer/ranker
companynames.py minor cleanup
companynames.sh extract the name data from the crunchbase downloads
companynames_extract.py extract the name data from the crunchbase downloads
contractionmodel.bigram add model data
contractionmodel.unigram add model data
emvowel.py fix emvoweling by bigrams norvig.com/ngrams style
mnemonify.py add mnemonic-finder and surprisingness-highlighter
pdist.py harmonize license, add note
portmanteau.py more aggressive strip() to deal with Windows crlf line endings
pronounce.py do n-grams for any n; output sentence endings; keep only pronounceabl…
simpleverse.py refactor is_iambic
sonnet123 wrote the README and imported the code
summarize.py add stupid text 'summarizer'
textanalyze.py simpler code, also works for n=1
tohtml.py add mnemonic-finder and surprisingness-highlighter
verse.py update readme

README

Currently here: a Markov random sonnet generator. There's sample
output at http://darius.livejournal.com/47444.html
(The program does somewhat better now than what's shown off there.)
To generate it:
$ python verse.py sonnet  # or limerick or other verse form it knows about

Currently missing: the data it works from. You need two files:

* 2gm-common6: from http://norvig.com/ngrams/
  (lines like "word1 word2\tcount" for common bigrams)
  (word1 can be "<S>" for start of sentence)
* cmudict.0.7a: from http://www.speech.cs.cmu.edu/cgi-bin/cmudict

I'd like to add I don't normally publish code in such a crap state.


NOTE

Three files checked in to this repo (pdist.py,
contractionmodel.bigram, and contractionmodel.unigram) are NOT
copyright by me, Darius Bacon. They're derived from files at
http://norvig.com/ngrams/ (but not identical to any of them).
pdist.py by Peter Norvig is distributed under the MIT license.
The two data files weren't originally included here, and should
probably be removed, but I'm including them for the moment to
make it easier to actually try out the code.

The remaining files are by me, and distributed under the MIT license.


Some other hacks thrown in here:

* anagram.py generates multiword anagrams

* bestpermutation.py helps to sort anagrams by quality (using n-gram
statistics and brute force)

* bibleanalyze.py breaks down the Gutenberg Project's KJ Bible into raw material for other hacks here

* companynames.py generate random Web2.0 company names, along with a plausibility rating for each.

* emvowel.py reverses disemvoweling

* mnemonify.py tries to invent mnemonics like pi's "How I wish I could enumerate pi easily..."

* portmanteau.py finds pairs of words that blend nicely, like book + hookup --> bookup

* summarize.py generates chapter 'summaries' for a book, like http://wry.me/blog/2010/04/08/quantitative-tolkien-studies.html

* textanalyze.py is a super-crude sentence segmenter

* tohtml.py writes HTML that highlights words with increasing intensity the more unlikely they are according to a language model

* verse.py described above

See also https://github.com/darius/amphigory for verse-making
rewritten in Javascript.

Finally, there's https://github.com/darius/versecop -- I'm sorry I
don't remember if it has worthwhile differences from the verse code in
this repo.
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