Homework help requested (not what you think!)

Neil Cerutti neilc at norwich.edu
Wed Jul 17 15:55:06 CEST 2013


On 2013-07-17, Chris Angelico <rosuav at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 17, 2013 at 11:20 PM, Neil Cerutti <neilc at norwich.edu> wrote:
>> Markov chains are an advanced technique you could introduce, but
>> you'd need a huge list of names broken into syllables from
>> somewhere.
>
> You could use names broken into letters... or skip the notion
> of names and just generate words. Lists of words are easy to
> come by (eg /usr/share/dict/words on many Linux systems), so
> you can have some fun without much effort.

That's true. Something like syllables should emerge from markov
chains of letters pretty well, depending on how long the the
chain is.

-- 
Neil Cerutti



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