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#!/usr/bin/perl -w # # based on kernighan and pike's markov chain program # in _the practice of programming_, chapter 3 # ( # # Usage: [prefix length] [max words to print] <infile use strict; my @words; # a line of text my %wordlist; # key: prefix, value: array of suffixes my $pref_len = shift @ARGV || 2; my $maxwords = shift @ARGV || 10000; # build word list # # 'Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel' # %wordlist = ( 'blessed is' => [ 'the', ], # 'is the' => [ 'man', ], # 'the man' => [ 'that', ], # ); while (<>) { push @words, split; while ( @words > $pref_len ) { # build prefix of $pref_len words # join(' ', @array) is faster than qq(@array) or "@array" # my $pref = join(' ', @words[0..($pref_len-1)]); # add suffix to list # push @{ $wordlist{$pref} }, $words[$pref_len]; shift @words; # next word on this line } } # starting point # my $pref = (keys %wordlist)[rand keys %wordlist]; print "$pref"; # dump out listings # for (0..($maxwords-1)) { last if not defined($wordlist{$pref}); my $index = rand @{ $wordlist{$pref} }; my $suf = $wordlist{$pref}[$index]; print ' '. $suf; print "\n" if ( $_ % 10 == 0); # skip past first word in prefix # #$pref = (split(' ', $pref))[1..$pref_len-1] . ' ' . $suf; $pref =~ s/^[^ ]+ (.+)$/$1 $suf/; } __END__ two good samples generated from the book of psalms: "For, lo, thine enemies, and the horn of David the son of thine house hath eaten me up" "His mouth is full of troubles"

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