Hitch-Haiku

Summary

A System for Generating Haiku

Cultural Computing

Different cultures have special rules and common elements that humans identify as behavior or grammar. We developed a computer model to illustrate this. We also developed Hitch Haiku, a system to express and to interactively experience cultural understanding using cultural computing. This system interactively aids users in creating haiku, poems with imagery-maximizing mechanisms, the shortest in the world. First, “kire-ji”, words that indicate a transition in the poem, and particles are added to the word/phrase input by the user to make a five- or seven-syllable phrase. Second, phrases including terminology related to the user’s input are located in a phrase database holding examples of haiku from the Japanese literary four-season calendar, ensuring the cultural validity of the haiku. These phrases are then “hitched” together to generate a haiku. Although this system periodically generates flawed haiku, the ability to generate haiku that support the expansion of users’ cultural understanding has been confirmed through assessment experimentation. 

1) marking (selecting) text from computer science book ” The Society of Mind” by Marvin Minsky. red color text use haiku poem
2) generate Japanese haiku
3) Translated English haiku



Contributors
Seigow Matsuoka

Editorial Engineering Lab

Michihiko Minoh
Hideto Obara

Kyoto University 

Ryohei Nakatsu

Kwansai Gakuin University 

Adrian David Cheok
Owen Noel Newton Fernando

Mixed Reality Lab, National University of Singapore 


News

2009年10月1日読売新聞掲載  PDF

Paper

2008-Hitch-Haiku:コンピュータによる俳句創作支援システム 土佐 尚子, 尾原 秀登, 美濃 導彦, 松岡 正剛 映像情報メディア学会誌 第62巻 第2号 247~255 2008年 PDF(参照:Publication – Paper)