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 0.2:
Use the unordered-containers library instead of hashmap. Also fixes a build failure.
Accept -h for help, in addition to -?.
Added public GitHub repository.
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|Versions||0.1, 0.2, 0.3|
|Dependencies||base (>=3 && <5), binary (>=0.5), bytestring (>=0.9), cmdargs (>=0.6), containers (>=0.3), hashable (>=1.0), mwc-random (>=0.8), text (>=0.8), unordered-containers (>=0.1), zlib (>=0.5) [details]|
|Author||Keegan McAllister <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Maintainer||Keegan McAllister <email@example.com>|
|Category||Text, Natural Language Processing|
|Source repository||head: git clone git://github.com/kmcallister/detrospector.git|
|Uploaded||Sun Jan 29 04:04:33 UTC 2012 by KeeganMcAllister|
|Downloads||874 total (7 in the last 30 days)|
|Status||Docs not available [build log]
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