19 January, 2010
My previous twitter robot inspects the way language is curated by a distinct group of individuals – the chatter of celebrity gossip mongers. This incarnation, @the_w0rd_0f_g0d mines an entirely different source.
I have used three corpora as source text for the messages, The King James Bible, The Qur’an and the works of L Ron Hubbard. The language of the first two are broadly similar, and produce plausible text when combined. The latter, by virtue of being primarily a self-help guide, rather than a set of explicit fables and scriptures, has a very different linguistic form, and can be easily spotted in the resulting tweets.
As with @the__truth, the results are hit and miss, however there are gems of linguistic beauty every now and then.
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