New York Times haiku generator | How About Orange

April 12, 2013

New York Times haiku generator

Something interesting for Friday: The New York Times has developed an algorithm that automatically detects poetry hidden in the paper's front page articles. Using a syllable dictionary, a computer scans each article in search of haikus. Then human journalists select the most wonderful results and publish them daily at Times Haiku. Enjoy!


Grandma G said...

Basically these Haikus
are just 17-
syllable sentences?

Haikus confuse me.


Susan said...

thank you! it's my new favorite blog (present company excepted)

Jessica Jones said...

Mum, nice. But you gotta break the syllables into:

Basically these Hai
kus are just seventeen syll
able sentences

But breaking words apart is illegal, of course.

Grandma G said...

And now you see why I'm confused.

(Don't tell anyone, but basically has 4 syllables. I cheated. Ha!)


Jessica Jones said...

LOL! I had also typed "and I hope everyone pronounces basically with just three syllables," but then I thought that was petty so I erased it. :)

Silvia M. said...

Very cool. :)

Grandma G said...

Petty, indeed! But very funny. :)


Dama K said...

this is amazing! now computers can even do poetry for us... humans are indeed becoming obsolete =D

also... how do you find this stuff? =P

Anonymous said...

super cool!

James Everhart said...

The commentary in the haiku about lizards all afternoon is more apropos for Florida than NYC...there again look who I'm being critical of - a machine thinking it can create 'real' poetry...What was 'real' again?

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing!

Adina said...

This made my day!!