AAAI Publications, Second AAAI Conference on Human Computation and Crowdsourcing

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Poetry of the Crowd: A Human Computation Algorithm to Convert Prose into Rhyming Verse
Quanze Chen, Chenyang Lei, Wei Xu, Ellie Pavlick, Chris Callison-Burch

Last modified: 2014-09-05


Poetry composition is a very complex task that requires a poet to satisfy multiple constraints concurrently. We believe that the task can be augmented by combining the creative abilities of humans with computational algorithms that efficiently constrain and permute available choices. We present a hybrid method for generating poetry from prose that combines crowdsourcing with natural language processing (NLP) machinery. We test the ability of crowd workers to accomplish the technically challenging and creative task of composing poems.


Human Computation; Natural Language Processing; Poem Generation

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