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Travesty - Parody text generator
« on: March 05, 2021, 11:00:46 pm »
Last month I was trawling through old issues of BYTE programming magazine on the internet archive
and found an interesting article on Travesty, a 'parody text generator'.

It uses a basic form of Markov Chain text generation, taking a source text and outputting a nonsensical mashup of the text.
The article included Pascal and Basic source code listings of the program. So I translated it to Free Pascal and added a GUI that lets you choose a source text and play around with the parameters.

It's a fun little program, the source code is here

You can read more about the program on Wikipedia, it's an interesting read.
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Re: Travesty - Parody text generator
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2021, 04:11:55 pm »
It's a very nice tool for spammers on forums.  :)


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