Package: polygen (1.0.6.ds2-9) [universe]
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Original Maintainers (usually from Debian):
- Debian OCaml Maintainers (Mail Archive)
- Enrico Zini
- Stefano Zacchiroli
- Ralf Treinen
It should generally not be necessary for users to contact the original maintainer.
- Homepage [polygen.org]
generator of random sentences from grammar definitions
PolyGen is a program for generating random sentences according to a grammar definition, that is following custom syntactical and lexical rules.
Formally, it is an interpreter of a language itself designed to define languages, where to interpret means executing a source program in real time and eventually outputting its result.
Here a source program is a grammar definition, the execution consists in the exploration of such grammar by selecting a random path and the result is the sentence built on the way.
Though PolyGen is quite a serious piece of software then, what else would be more noble for it than being used as a parody tool for linguistical habits, stereotypes and trends of this foolish era?
Principles of parody are focusing a ridiculous topic and eventually abstracting its rules and schemes (here in terms of a grammar definition) by which reproducing it through the variatio device. And randomization is perfect at this purpose thanks to its purely asemantic behaviour =:)
Other Packages Related to polygen
- rec: polygen-data
- grammar definitions for PolyGen