Times Haiku, A Collection of Haiku Found in ‘The New York Times’

Times Haiku

The New York Times’ senior software architect Jacob Harris has created Times Haiku, an algorithm that scans Times articles for excerpts that form Haiku poems.

Not every haiku our computer finds is a good one. The algorithm discards some potential poems if they are awkwardly constructed and it does not scan articles covering sensitive topics. Furthermore, the machine has no aesthetic sense. It can’t distinguish between an elegant verse and a plodding one. But, when it does stumble across something beautiful or funny or just a gem of a haiku, human journalists select it and post it on this blog.

Times Haiku

Times Haiku

Times Haiku

via Nieman Journalism Lab

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