...making Linux just a little more fun!
[ In reference to "Apertium: Open source machine translation" in LG#152 ]
Jimmy O'Regan [joregan at gmail.com]
I mentioned the infinite monkeys idea in relation to SMT in my article... I found today that it has been done: http://www.markovbible.com/
"You've seen the King James, the Gutenberg and the American Standard, but now here is the future ........ The Markov Bible.
Everyone has heard the saying 'a million monkeys typing for a million years will eventually produce the bible'.
Well, we have done it!!! And in a far shorter time.
Using our team of especially trained Markov Monkeys, we can rewrite whole books of the bible in real time."
Ben Okopnik [ben at linuxgazette.net]
On Fri, Jul 04, 2008 at 05:43:45PM +0100, Jimmy O'Regan wrote:
> I mentioned the infinite monkeys idea in relation to SMT in my > article... I found today that it has been done: > http://www.markovbible.com/ > > "You've seen the King James, the Gutenberg and the American Standard, > but now here is the future ........ The Markov Bible. > > Everyone has heard the saying 'a million monkeys typing for a million > years will eventually produce the bible'. > > Well, we have done it!!! And in a far shorter time. > > Using our team of especially trained Markov Monkeys, we can rewrite > whole books of the bible in real time."
You can, of course, do the same thing yourself - with a variety of sources. As the "dadadodo" man page says, "Sometimes these sentences are nonsense, but sometimes they cut right through to the heart of the matter and reveal hidden meanings." Note that I haven't done much cherry-picking in the texts below, except for copying only the most insteresting para or two from the first page shown.
ben@Tyr:~$ bible Genesis 1-31|dadadodo -|less And the first day and it was good. And over the to rule the earth and firmament and Let there Be gathered for God said, unto one place, And it was so; God the waters called the morning were the fish of the seas, and God created he called the beginning God made said, let them, be light, from the beast of the living creature that hath life, and it was so. And the darkness was In his kind; and it was so. [...] ben@Tyr:~/Books/Other$ dadadodo Aziz\ -\ The\ Holy\ Qur\'an.txt|less Unless I shall be United with them. We have no your possessions. We have sent messengers liars! Does it Then of before they also understandable that destroyed who disbelieve and they are the later times to realise the heavens and work abomination and mention Him, And is then be judgment, I have no crime in that is held and welfare is no God a barrier in charity, is Absolute unity the end He takes place distinction is as much do that to death descendants. This law, Christianity punishment for Allah judges. [...] ben@Tyr:~/Books/Other$ dadadodo Adolf\ Hitler\ -\ Mein\ Kampf.txt|less When the other the candidate are not of Satan and it facilitates to let us: as well, earned their minds for that of the people and understanding of being bitterly annoyed at Pasewalk in the present, time; however, did. The State, and flame. If that was imprisoned in the National spirit of the morning and which debarred the Jew subdivides the ordinary political but as to obtain full grasp of their Fatherland. The single eye to attach the community. [...] ben@Tyr:/Books/g$ dadadodo Tales,\ by\ Brothers\ Grimm.txt|less No spoon (that which nettle). The lid and ordered good, and punish my godfather, one day, and he got was sore for little light feathers: which a present when the apostle: one word: be laid them, after a young lambs, were as he to take the road, and in himself, a horse for permission to carry it and the king, eats. Yes, replied, I must be put into the dwarf had performed, for her, but unable to fish long she said, it to give did for the wicked, brothers came to look out of in the bird, window and scarcely had appointed I sought a miller's daughter to thrust its tail. [...]
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