The detrospector package

[Tags: bsd3, program]

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 0.2:

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Versions0.1, 0.2, 0.3
Change logNone available
Dependenciesbase (>=3 && <5), binary (>=0.5), bytestring (>=0.9), cmdargs (>=0.6), containers (>=0.3), hashable (>=1.0), mwc-random (>=0.8), text (>=0.8), unordered-containers (>=0.1), zlib (>=0.5) [details]
AuthorKeegan McAllister <>
MaintainerKeegan McAllister <>
CategoryText, Natural Language Processing
Source repositoryhead: git clone git://
UploadedSun Jan 29 04:04:33 UTC 2012 by KeeganMcAllister
Downloads751 total (5 in last 30 days)
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StatusDocs not available [build log]
All reported builds failed as of 2015-11-17 [all 5 reports]


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For package maintainers and hackage trustees

Readme for detrospector-0.2

detrospector is a Markov chain text generator.

See detrospector.cabal for more information, as well as