Excavate

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After skipping it last year (I did NaNoWriMo instead) I decided that I missed doing National Novel Generating Month and thought I'd do something relatively simple, based on Tom Phillips' A Humument, which I recently read for the first time. Phillips' project was created by drawing over the pages of …

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Two kinds of constraint

A fun quality of Mastodon - a social communication platform I hang out on a bit too much - is that individual instantiations can fork its basic form and add odd twists which suit just that community. Oulipo.social notoriously bans that fifth Latin glyph which is most common in many linguistic …

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Samuel, beat poet

I didn't contribute to NaNoGenMo this year: on the spur of the moment, I decided to try writing 50,000 words of fiction, rather than generating it, and blogged briefly about it at Nannygoat Hill. I didn't even get around to feeding the results into a neural net, like I …

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Sartor Resartus RNN

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Glossatory retrained

Glossatory is a recurrent neural net trained on all of the definitions in the lexical database WordNet. I recently retrained it on a GPU, increasing the number of hidden units to 512 and the layers from 2 to 3. The results are now a lot more grammatical, and there's a …

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NaPoGenMo 2017

I found out about NaPoGenMo halfway through April, and decided to do something throwaway and quick for it, unlike my last couple of NaNoGenMo efforts, which have taken much more effort than the end results justified. (I found out about it on Mastodon but that's a story for another blog …

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