My entry for the Nation Novel Generation Month 2014
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THE QUANTUM SUPPOSITION OF OZ "Written" by Sean Conner. Based up on the works of Oz by L. Frank Baum. This is an entry for the 2014 NaNoGenMo  written in about a day. It takes as its input the works of L. Frank Baum, specifically, his fourteen Oz novels obtained from Project Gutenberg . I can't way why I chose the Oz novels, other than I had them handy and it makes for a decent number of words (764,239, but more on that number in a bit) for generating a Markov chain of order 3. The corpus was edited to remove any extraneous text that isn't part of the main narrative of the story---not only does this removal include the Project Gutenberg licesening, but the table of contents, and any forwards or introductions included with the books, as well as page numbers and indications of embedded images. The body of work was then read in and broken apart into words, and this is where most of the time was spent, in defining what a "word" means in this context. Basically, I considered punctuation marks, end of paragraphs and numbers as words, in addition to those comprised normally of letters (with the occasional aprostophe, like "'tis" or "I'll," or with the occasional hyphen, such as "wood-chopper" or "shoulder-joint" or even with both, like "how-d'ye-do." Other exceptions are "Mr.," "Dr." and the like, taken care of specifically. The reason I included punctuation marks and the end of paragraphs as "words" is to break the work up and prevent a large "wall-of-text" that so often happens when using a Markov chain to generate text. The sample novel, _The Quantum Supposition_of_Oz_, is named such because the input consists of all the Oz novels written by L. Frank Baum and as such, is a quantum supposition of all of Oz (at least, Oz as told by Baum). This is just one such novel and there are others to be found. Or generated. Or ignored. It's up to you. Enjoy.  https://github.com/dariusk/NaNoGenMo-2014  https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/search/?query=Oz