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generator of random sentences from grammar definitions

PolyGen is a program for generating random sentences according to a grammar definition, that is following custom syntactical and lexical rules.

Formally, it is an interpreter of a language itself designed to define languages, where to interpret means executing a source program in real time and eventually outputting its result.

Here a source program is a grammar definition, the execution consists in the exploration of such grammar by selecting a random path and the result is the sentence built on the way.

Though PolyGen is quite a serious piece of software then, what else would be more noble for it than being used as a parody tool for linguistical habits, stereotypes and trends of this foolish era?

Principles of parody are focusing a ridiculous topic and eventually abstracting its rules and schemes (here in terms of a grammar definition) by which reproducing it through the variatio device. And randomization is perfect at this purpose thanks to its purely asemantic behaviour =:)

Tags: Software Development: Interpreter, Games and Amusement: Toy or Gimmick, Implemented in: implemented-in::ocaml, interface::commandline, Role: Program, Scope: scope::utility, use::entertaining, Works with: Text

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