Song name haiku
January 19, 2015 10:00 PM   Subscribe

Song name haiku
Given the name of a musical artist, "Song name haiku" finds haikus where each line is the name of a song by that artist.
Role: Programmer
posted by jjwiseman (5 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
This project was posted to MetaFilter by mathowie on January 20, 2015: Song name haiku

This is fucking awesome.
posted by mathowie at 10:01 PM on January 19, 2015 [1 favorite]

The best way I could find to determine the number of syllables in a word was to use the CMU pronunciation dictionary (cmudict). It's easy to use if anyone ever wants to do something similar to this.

You can see the non-standard words I added to the syllable data in github.
posted by jjwiseman at 10:22 PM on January 19, 2015 [2 favorites]

I like how U2 turned out here.
posted by ShanShen at 11:25 AM on February 6, 2015

Oh, I see! It I didn't realize it could return more than one result. Very cool. Thanks for making this.

I was interested to find that seeing haiku automated made me appreciate haiku more, not less.
posted by ShanShen at 11:29 AM on February 6, 2015

I like this U2 one:

Electrical Storm
Until the End of the World
Satellite of Love
posted by jjwiseman at 11:41 AM on February 6, 2015

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