Wikipedia-based poetry for June 12, 2015, plus neural networks

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I'm thinking of upgrading the wikipedia-poetry script from a set of randomized Markov chains to a recurrent neural network. I'd prefer to see output that toes the line between interesting and coherent but the current approach leans too far toward the former. This blog post should be helpful - see the comments for a fun example using generated NSF grant abstracts.

Of course, the most obvious use of an RNN here would be to generate wikipedia entries. They could still be poetic if we cut and paste bits of them together at meaningful intervals. Perhaps the RNN could be taught to recognize the emotional value of certain words (i.e., the words die or money in the above example have some emotional impact, while jeff might offer comparatively little).