After considerable delay and a couple of intermediate projects,
portskybot is live @ https://twitter.com/portskybot
A (heroku) NodeJs Twitter-bot generating endless variations on the famous opening sentence of William Gibson’s seminal cyberpunk novel, Neuromancer.
portskybot takes the first sentence as a part-of-speech (pos) tagged template and renders it with words replaced by other words, of the same part-of-speech as also found in Neuromancer.
The original sentence can theorhetically be recreated, but tests on a couple million sentences have not done so, yet. Somebody with more time, or more math, than me could figure out the statistics for this…
The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel.
:= ‘DT NN IN DT NN VBD DT NN IN NN , VBN TO DT JJ NN .’
Some brief notes and the origin of the idea can be found on github as part of NaNoGenMo2015