After a few more days messing around with the neural network (this time i’ve trained it on 4 James Joyce books, around 4 MB of text) I decided to try making a whole book. I found out that Finnegan’s wake is roughly 1.3 MB of text, so I made 5 books of 1.3 MB length, altering a few variables on the neural network each time to see what changed. I picked the one I liked the most (temperature=0.9, for reference), and then spent a few hours formatting it. Then I went to Lulu and had it printed, because why not (The texts are all available in on Github).
After that, I looked at the Parapet, that weird poem thing I generated from it and showed in another post. I started looking for new words that it had invented. I found that around 20% of the words in the text were probably invented by the network itself, which is pretty impressive – a constant stream of new vocabulary, ripe for the picking. I started making a list, but after 2 pages I gave up. Here are the new words from the first 2 pages of ‘The Parapet’. I’ve already started defining a few of them, but it’s a lot of effort to do them all.
Ond - the top layer of a body of fluid Bellown - with the exception of Otherland - A fantastical, far off place Faintemptal - A fleeting emotion or state Changediant - Changeable and sloping Auxious - Nervous about gold stock prices Hospedes - Nymphs known for their hospitality Planathic - Famous Historical figure Lastian - Planathic's brother Illumemaxe - The head figure in the illuminati, revolves a la Dread Pirate Roberts Merchersqueter - A city built on trade Namehund - Rumplestiltzkin's nemesis Tempsimst - The peak of the mountain of time Oblivionadies - Endless dark chasm of shitty TV actors Elemention - when something is really obvious but you say it anyway Caskin Risequality Someval - The name of a proud knight. Holeby - A small hobbit billage in New Zealand Dutely - doing something out of a sense of duty (did the dutely task) Turtangled - When you get outwitted by someone as slow and ponderous as a turtle. Phorns - Exqueakely - A cutesy form of exactly Capabudhy Goziasbob - A satanic clusterf*** Crockedly - Doing something in a manner that suggests illness Trowlow - Maral - Papart - Papal architecture Sgreebed - Sucking up to someone in a creepy, Igor kinda manner. Dardneasty - Nonexistent French mountain ranges, the Dardneasties Germanin - Reclinet - Obscure German royal family line Dretch - Dregs of the land, lowest of the low. Drump - A fruit, small, orange and unsavoury. Woomand - Fictional forest Relisty - Dumapoithal Opportudity - When you see a chance to be naked and take it. Somethymonially Empressed - When someone's title and position leaves an impression Aqueing - Becoming water Hendrag'd Quotiles Desertal Landy Chronicent - Aware of the flow of time Chich Lenthers Guines Pearsered Axk Blisterer - One who does a lot of sick burns Intercest Wichengliat Granegrum - A foodstuff with alcohol content Hout Bered Unespear - To implore someone violently Tep - Chay Conny Supice Domeded Particup Lautor Jatgine Throuth Conternation Lunity Taden Santria Ghim-n-num Ampaying Byrobs Expervatolic Oult Truvy Ekenor Polerens Whane Accondobility Instantal Fom Geravan Brounty Ragh Tittedytown Upshungtyn Bumpermip Vunsia Astamaters Phoinebald Deepmanzamege Pupplon Bibback o'el destrdine Oarstander - Someone who ignores a dispute and continues work wearine artun Dertime Hesities Novey Lyangers Decorsed Sodnets Longson Shootieved Bargles Biggen - to make larger Tickey - a tick on a piece of work Raught Womescury Queag Handglaw - water you shake off your hands after washing them Goodwore Gomman Bucklosh Upout Assived Bleomer Unglights Youthering - Making younger again Symeony - Holism, Harmony, Synergy combined into one word Shrue - Coyles - Shy henchmen Percrube Minimittents Latellaps Rottening - A process of something going very wrong Veltandy Anyankee Belhap - A mishap that happens to a belhop (see: Dirk Gently) Ponaglo Lorse Nearies Blecerester Shliss Tingalloute Vasotically Boagh Mirroro Liversent Detriction Scennie Togavull Ouiser Phoxuda Shimmosies - A drunken walk involving a bit of erratic shaking Meau - the entire, holistic picture compressed into one feeling Posuy Medriminal Lohewallow's Kettered Gomp Dabbog Lrouth Norpanate Sammlon's Rysultena Deramous Kinden Stradar Tarars Taile's Kronit Alehus Unius Iqusaltium - A mysterious element from the periodic table Hearf Artrelle Fablest Revelue Crickundement Phoenimaustum Effus Tripulaty Nikeled Lightful Gaaly Towartun Sturs Timbledge Retroons Besmany Allogingling Prodo Yeanest Keack Inverte Kilbare Villerable Readybagesleeves Chegapillips Baters Ragues Spure Affinion Katean Tattalist Angoght Knockling Risabald - A ridiculous and laughworthy innuendo/sex joke Oneseeses Preasant Catchel Sustrier Cathor Alood Iver Cheeriard Discolded - Dispatching someone through scolding Winkingance Cupisohis Utcum Evidens Citicians Explainant Facusion Justpinate Waxent Namiles Cabbers Grouns Disappeals Accordiestandity Precinstangs Cometimes Ragea Tippo Steampown Prophecard Whendewing Passfear Nuckle Gloomer Agarned Treathic Wouldnuck Homouncens Awarthie Osk Newsed Slumply Haped Miringialy Saltaluring Commerdialments Obes Anel Tay'd Fantane Vodamition Dibble Soance Herbell Hydes Forecelers Discretches Blunking Endkish Hordenders Ballogbirth Reud Laehander's Overchane Markarstan