Generating Czech Iambic Verse



Year of publication 2015
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference Ninth Workshop on Recent Advances in Slavonic Natural Language Processing
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Field Linguistics
Keywords poetry; natural language generation; definite clause grammars; semantics
Description In the paper, we describe an algorithm for generating Czech iambic verse and its implementation on a computer. It is a continuation of the work first done in 1972 [6], in which a program generating Czech iambic verse had been developed, written in the programming language Algol-Genius and run on the mainframe SAAB D21 with interesting results. Here, we present a new experiment which is a follow-up of the previous one and includes some new techniques as e.g. using a complete Czech automatic morphology (Majka) plus small DC grammar of Czech. The poetic rules built before 1972 by Jiˇrí Levý are used with only slight modifications. SWI Prolog has been selected as a programming language. Also the resources are different, as a base for the poetic vocabulary we have decided to use the literary texts from Czech Wikisources.
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