The detrospector package
The detrospector program generates random text conforming to the general style and diction of a given source document. It associates each k-character substring of the source document with a probability distribution for the next character. These distributions are used to iteratively pick new characters for output. In other words, it samples a Markov chain derived from the source document.
Run detrospector -? for usage information. The program has several modes. It can generate random text, or invent individual random words which are not found in a dictionary. These modes require a chain file, which is built from a source document in another mode.
Design goals include speed and full Unicode support. I welcome suggestions and patches regarding any aspect of this program.
New in version 0.3:
Compatible with hashable 1.2
|Versions||0.1, 0.2, 0.3|
|Dependencies||base (≥3 & <5), binary (≥0.5), bytestring (≥0.9), cmdargs (≥0.6), containers (≥0.3), hashable (≥1.2), mwc-random (≥0.8), text (≥0.8), unordered-containers (≥0.1), zlib (≥0.5)|
|Author||Keegan McAllister <email@example.com>|
|Maintainer||Keegan McAllister <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Category||Text, Natural Language Processing|
|Source repository||git clone git://github.com/kmcallister/detrospector.git|
|Upload date||Mon Apr 8 01:58:55 UTC 2013|