Paper: A Rule-based Approach for Karmina Generation

ACL ID N13-2004
Title A Rule-based Approach for Karmina Generation
Venue Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics
Session Student Session
Year 2013

We present our work in generating Karmina, an old Malay poetic form for Indonesian lan- guage. Karmina is a poem with two lines that consists of a hook (sampiran) on the first line and a message on the second line. One of the unique aspects of Karmina is in the absence of discourse relation between its hook and mes- sage. We approached the problem by generat- ing the hooks and the messages in separate processes using predefined schemas and a manually built knowledge base. The Karminas were produced by randomly pairing the mes- sages with the hooks, subject to the con- straints imposed on the rhymes and on the structure similarity. Syllabifications were per- formed on the cue words of the hooks and messages to ensure the generated pairs have matching rhymes. We were able to gener...