AI-Powered Poetry Generation with Author Linguistic Style Transfer
The application of artificial neural networks to the problem of style transfer has been implemented successfully for paintings by Gatys, Ecker, and Bethge (2015). Linguistic style transfer for prose works has been recently explored for example in Ficler and Goldberg (2017), Xu et al. (2012).
This project, which culminated in BACON1, adapted a generic poetry generator from Hopkins and Kiela (2017) with the addition of concepts from these other papers to capture an author’s specific writing style and emulate it through an automated poetry generator.
Hopkins, J., Kiela, D. (2017). Automatically Generating Rhythmic Verse with Neural Networks. In Proceedings of the 55th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (Vol. 1, pp. 168–178).
1 BACON stands for Basic AI for Collaborative pOetry writiNg. The name is coined after Sir Francis Bacon who, according to some, was who actually wrote William Shakespeare’s plays.