RE: [ANN] XML Limerick Competition
So far so good. Now, how do you check it for "funny" or "sensible"? No "near rhymes". YAGNI. :-) len -----Original Message----- From: Jeff Greif [mailto:jgreif@a...] Just take the words and their pronunciations, which presumably are already syllabified and marked with stresses. Would need to handle morphological transformations for common prefixes and suffixes. So you would map a 'word' in the limerick to its dictionary entry, producing, <word>limerick <syllables> <syllable stress="primary">lih</syllable> <syllable>muh</syllable> <syllable>rihk</syllable> </syllables> </word> I made up my own pronunciation notation here for illustration. The one in the OED would certainly be better. So the limerick would be <lines> containing <line>s each containing <word>s. By constructing the strings of syllables representing a line using XPath and comparing the last several from the lines that are supposed to rhyme, you'd be able to evaluate to some crude approximation the rhymes as well as the metric compliance. You'd probably want to have some kind of predicate which determines, using regular expression matching.whether two sequences of syllables rhyme, based on some standard rules of rhyming. Then you could add some near-rhyme heuristics. The pronunciation notation will give a much easier matching set for determining rhymes.
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