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PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2005 3:19 am 
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2005 8:40 pm 
How about something like Martin Gardner's matchbox learning engine?

Give each symbol an equal probability of following any other symbol. Add a symbol for the end of the name and treat it as if it were any other symbol, except that it stops the name generation.

The tough part is filtering out the bad names until you have weeded out many of the combinations that "feel" bad.


A more complex version could keep track of symbol position within the name, and the symbols on both sides of the subject symbol. In that case the name could be generated from any starting position and be built from the middle out.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2005 3:22 pm 
here http://www.behindthename.com/random.html

it had all you are talkin bout
and more


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no code anywhere that i know of

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