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Statistics and Machine Learning Experiments in English and Romanian Poetry

Version 1 : Received: 10 June 2020 / Approved: 28 June 2020 / Online: 2 July 2020 (00:00:00 CEST)
Version 2 : Received: 10 June 2020 / Approved: 28 June 2020 / Online: 22 October 2020 (00:00:00 CEST)

How to cite: Calin, O. Statistics and Machine Learning Experiments in English and Romanian Poetry. Preprints 2020, 2020110104 (doi: 10.3390/sci2040078). Calin, O. Statistics and Machine Learning Experiments in English and Romanian Poetry. Preprints 2020, 2020110104 (doi: 10.3390/sci2040078).

Abstract

This paper presents a quantitative approach to poetry, based on the use of several statistical measures (entropy, informational energy, N-gram, etc.) applied to a few characteristic English writings. We found that English language changes its entropy as time passes, and that entropy depends on the language used and on the author. In order to compare two similar texts, we were able to introduce a statistical method to asses the information entropy between two texts. We also introduced a method of computing the average information conveyed by a group of letters about the next letter in the text. We found a formula for computing the Shannon language entropy and we introduced the concept of N-gram informational energy of a poetry. We also constructed a neural network, which is able to generate Byron-type poetry and to analyze the information proximity to the genuine Byron poetry.

Subject Areas

entropy; Kullback–Leibler relative entropy; recurrent neural networks; learning

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