David Corney

Algorithmic texts

I’ve recently started working on some code that generates readable texts, with the ultimate goal of algorithmic generation of a whole novel. Realistically, I’d love to generate a page or two of readable text…

Inspired by NaNoGenMo (though I’m not actually participating - maybe in 2017?).

Below are some samples of what I’ve produced so far, combining bi-directional Markov chains, snippets from Wikipedia and chunks of Project Gutenberg texts. I’ve also put in a few notes about methods I’ve explored.