Poem #2: Alphanumeric

Published in Offbeat

Oct 03, 2019

Poem #2: Alphanumeric
Christopher Kerr

Technical writer

Daniel Holden

Machine learning researcher

Alphanumeric is a short program written in the Julia programming language that uses a simple statistical model to generate endless paragraphs of redacted text. The words and rhythm reflect the paranoid imagination shared by the authors of classified government reports and the general public.





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Illustration by Catherine Pearson

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