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PoemGen

Is poetry a peculiarity of human beings only? Can machines learn to generate poems that actually convey deep emotional meanings, just like human poets do?
A lot of work is still necessary to reach such goal, here we present a simple demo in which we trained two models to generate tercets and verses respectively learning from Dante and Petrarca Italian poets.

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We treated the problem as an instance of Language Modelling. In the case of Dante‚Äôs tercets, we also applied a post processing to force the proper rhyme scheme ABA, typical of tercets in Divine Comedy, whereas for Petrarca’s Canzoniere we do only generate a single verse, so no further actions are taken.

Try yourself the demo. Tercets/verses are generated given one or more incipit words that you should provide to the model, then it will complete the rest by its own.

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Publications

ICANN 2019: Neural Poetry: Learning to Generate Poems using Syllables

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