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Rhyme Diviner

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Using artificial intelligence, which is like natural intelligence, except quantised at 48KHz, it should be possible to train an AI network to find similarities in the way phrases sound, even though they may not be considered rhymes in the normal manner. When a human tries to find a rhyme, we use a rhyming dictionary (I have an extremely old and antiquated one at home – in the form of a “book”). If that doesn’t work, we may try thinking of one ourselves, and we’ll typically start with imagining a lot of words with the same ending. Once we run out of alphabet, we might try it with more than one syllable, and so on. What we rarely do is seek other words that have fundamentally different endings which nevertheless might sound compatible in place. An AI network trained to seek similar sounds might find a few that would completely surprise us. Unless we’ve heard those ones before.
Ian Tindale, Feb 09 2018


       The four eng-
ineers wear orange
MaxwellBuchanan, Feb 09 2018

       Can it do Iambic Pentameters ?
8th of 7, Feb 09 2018

       Silence of the Iambs.
MaxwellBuchanan, Feb 09 2018

       That joke only works in a font with serifs.
pertinax, Feb 10 2018

       If you got a bucket-load of poetry,
and applied a crude taxonomy,
To classify it in terms of rhyme-to-word location
Then fed it into some kind of automation
That could chop out all the appropriately rhyme-linked text,
And so associate, to thrill and vex.
zen_tom, Feb 11 2018

       Why would it vex?
MaxwellBuchanan, Feb 11 2018

       Poetry by nature vexes.
mylodon, Feb 11 2018

       soooo... music ?
FlyingToaster, Feb 11 2018

       The only use for poetry is for getting laid.
Ian Tindale, Feb 12 2018

       What a curious and atypical existance you must lead, [IT].
8th of 7, Feb 12 2018

       However, he has a point. If one is weird, creepy, mis-shapen and impoverished, poetry is definitely something to fall back on, I found. I mean, hypothetically. I think it has to do with vulnerability.
pertinax, Feb 12 2018

       Thanks, [pert], it's always valuable when someone contributes on the basis of personal experience.   

       You and [IT] have more in common than we first thought.
8th of 7, Feb 12 2018

       Why would it vex? And so they asked.
As though the answer could be parsed,
Without reference to the fairer sex.
Actually, no, it just rhymes with tex(t).
zen_tom, Feb 12 2018


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