A poetry predictor and toolkit.
Poetic (poetic-py on PyPi)
A machine-learning package to gauge your poetic madness.
- Versions and Updates
Poetic (formerly Poetry Predictor) is a Python package and application based on Natural Language Processing and deep learning models to predict how poetic the English language is. Trained on 18th- and 19th-century works, the model predicts how likely the given input is or resembles poetry.
This initiative is originally part of the Robert Mayer Undergraduate Research Fellowship but now an independent, open-source project.
Why should you care?
- Are you ever in awe that a random phrase seems so sexily poetic?
- Have you ever looked for a poetry prediction tool or a toolchain to work in digital humaninities?
- Would you like to explore the possibilities of letting machine learning models to help define poetry in the digital age?
Look no further. You have found poetic.
Python (3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8) and pip (or conda) are required for Poetic to work. Now, poetic officially supports conda as well. Installation from either source will work, but stick to one or the other.
To install from PyPi:
pip install poetic-py
To install from conda:
conda install -c kevin931 poetic-py python -c "import nltk; nltk.download('punkt')"
- tensorflow >= 2
If you have encountered an issue with installation or dependencies, please open an issue so that I can help you out!
Poetic supports three modes: command-line usage, python import, and GUI. For a detailed guide on examples and other common usages, visit the Tutorials and Examples section of the documentation.
A single command is sufficient without need of a python script or launching the GUI.
--Sentence: Supply a sentence or a string of text as an input.
--File: Supply the path to a plain text file.
--Out: Provide the path to save outputs
--GUI: Launch the GUI regardless of the other flags, except for -h.
--help: Help with flags.
--version: Returns the version of the package.
Standard application with GUI
python -m poetic
Make a sentence prediction
python -m poetic -s "I am poetic. Are you?"
Make a file prediction
python -m poetic -f "<PATH_TO_FILE>"
Save results to csv or text
python -m poetic -f "<PATH_TO_FILE>" -o "<PATH>.txt" python -m poetic -f "<PATH_TO_FILE>" -o "<PATH>.csv" python -m poetic -s "I am poetic. Are you?" -o "<PATH>.txt"
As a Python Package
Poetic contains two major classes: Predictor and Diagnostics. Predictor makes predictions and returns a predictions object inherited from the Diagnostics. For detailed methods and usage, check the documentation and its Tutorials and Examples section. The
util module provides metadata, functionalities for loading and downloading necessary data, and initializing.
Below is the most common use-case as part of the IO and prediction toolchain:
import poetic new_pred = poetic.Predictor() sentence_result = new_pred.predict("I am poetic. Are you?") file_result = new_pred.predict_file("FILE_PATH.txt") # Process results sentence_result.run_diagnostics() sentence_result.to_file("SAVE_PATH.txt") sentence_result.to_csv("SAVE_PATH.csv")
Poetic's official documentation page is live! For more detailed reference, please see the following for a quick guide or follow the navigation on the main page:
To visit the documentation for the versions in development or older maintenance versions of
poetic, use the version selection at the bottom left of the page for the correct version.
Versions and Updates
- Added comparison operator support to the
- Added support for concatenating two
- Implemented the
Infoclass as a singleton
- Added support for using custom model and dictionary in the
- Added support for loading custom dictionary and model using the
- Changed "sent model" to "lexical model" for naming accuracy
- Added theoretical support for python 3.5 (No CI testing)
- Deprecated function parameters ("input" and "dict") to avoid overwriting builtin functions and methods
- Optimized unittest infrastructure with more test coverage
- Added Github README to
- Renamed all method parameter "input" to "lexical_input" in the
- Renamed "dict" to "dictionary" in the
- For all deprecations, see here
- Added comparison operator support to the
- Added "Tutorials and Examples" section to documentation
- Fixed file output spacing issues
- Fixed conda channel priority documentation for python 3.8
- Fixed documentation code highlighting
- Fixed type annotation for the
- Fixed docstrings for multiple returns with tuples
- Fixed conda platform conversion commands in setup.py
- Added in-line code highlighting in documentation
- Added import statements to complete examples
- Changed CLI help section wording
All older changes available in our documentation's changelog and versions section
- Support for poetic meter: both parsing and predicting
- Support for custom models other than the default model
- Support for more default models
Tentative milestones (subject to change):
- Backwards compatibility with Python 3.5 (No other versions support planned)
- An improved GUI with better front and back end
- Package-level optimization
Collaborations are welcomed for bug fixing, general improvements, future roadmap implementations, etc. Feel free to open an issue if there is something concrete or head to discussions to present new ideas.
For specific details on how to contribute, see the Contribution Guideline on our documentation page. BUt you get the point: help, fix, pull request, fork, or whatever you want.
- MIT license
- Copyright 2020 © Kevin Wang
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