"Autopoet" Project: a Semantic Anomalies Generator or a New Existence Creator?
"Autopoet" Project: a Semantic Anomalies Generator or a New Existence Creator?

Author(s): Sergei A. Demchenkov, Dmitry M. Fedyaev, Natalia D. Fedyaeva
Subject(s): Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence
Published by: Asociaţiunea Transilvană pentru Literatura Română şi Cultura Poporului Român - ASTRA
Keywords: semantic abnormality; existence; generation of text; automatic processing of natural language; Yandex;

Summary/Abstract: The article is devoted to the problems of computer generation of semantically abnormal texts possessing a grammatically connected structure, but entering into an obvious contradiction with the logic of objective reality. Using the example of the "Autopoet" service developed by Yandex showed that machine text generation is of interest not only in the applied aspect, but also as an instrument of aesthetic influence that allows rethinking the traditional paradigms of literary and art creation. Processing millions of search requests, "Autopoet" generates absurdist poems on their basis. Examination of the functioning principles of the "Autopoet" in the existential and phenomenological aspects allows concluding that, on the one hand, its poetic experiments embody a completely impersonal type of writing and, consequently, do not have a clear compositional and semantic structure. On the other hand, amorphous and rhizomatic computer "auto-text" every time as a building made of bricks, consists of self-sufficient microtexts, once entered by users in the search box and carrying a powerful existential charge, because each of them captures the unique moment of everyday human existence. Thus, the "Autopoet" alienating the verbal and existential acts from the subject who performs them, accumulates them in the space of the text, changing them into a pure, impersonal existence.

  • Issue Year: VI/2018
  • Issue No: Sup. 1
  • Page Range: 639-646
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: English