A Daily Computer-Generated Poem Containing the Latest News
What, How, and Why
The Daily Poulter is an electronic literature project created by
Every morning at 5:45 EST, an automated process queries
Google News for recent headlines. It then
downloads the top 64 results, analyzes the language they contain, and builds a poem in rhymed
Poulter's Measure. The sources are tracked, and you can
click on any of the words in the poem to open the article from which they were taken.
The construction algorithm is a customized
(DFS), the same kind of search that computers use
to find the best move on a chess board. This has been implemented in C#, and served up using ASP.Net.
If you find this sort of thing interesting, I highly recommend the following resources:
Or, you can use the link in the upper left of this page to read some more of the poems.