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Re: Re: Re: Tolstoy Chains

by andyf (Pilgrim)
on May 11, 2004 at 23:56 UTC ( #352619=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Re: Tolstoy Chains
in thread Tolstoy Chains

Yes nimdoc, rather uncanny I agree. Anyway I think we are a long way from Lingua::Lit::Condense yet but it would great for students indeed.
condense prideandprejudice.txt "Human bonding is complex" condense oneflewover.txt "Insanity is relative" condense 1984.txt "Government watches people" cool!
Anyway, I searched ibiblio/gutenberg and turned found no lunch nor on Google. Which confirms there is no free lunch. I found a couple of excerpts though to cat together. They were formatted pretty weirdly so a quick blast with
perl -pi -e 's/\W/ /g' lunch.txt

and we lost all the punctuation, which imho is best for this sort of pseudo science (the loss of symbols to untrapped punctuation outweighs their syntactic value).

Anyway Burrows ....

I have picked the choice few sentences out of 15 or so, truncated some,

Old Pete men suck the Florida tan the same about you
taboos curses and subway is lurking in Washington Square a cell of rotten
he has scored he cruises the same dirty junky he hangs off
Thanks kid I am evidently his sharkskin suit
And the bodys string of inquiry ruling that anesthizes his enveloping presence
all over from shooting in my kid I ll wipe your release

- absolute filth imho, but who should concerned mothers sue? Mr Markov or Mr Burrows?, or Me?.

Still searching for Joyce.


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Re: Re: Re: Re: Tolstoy Chains
by nimdokk (Vicar) on May 14, 2004 at 17:27 UTC
    My background is in English Lit, this poses some interesting possibilities. I find it intersting that Markov came up with all this while looking at and analysing poetry. I wonder how many English prof's have heard about this or tried it.

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