Friday, January 29, 2016

Can computers teach you to write a bestseller?

Robert Everett-Green - The Globe and Mail
In Of Montreal, Robert Everett-Green writes weekly about the people, places and events that make Montreal a distinctive cultural capital.

‘I doubt that a recipe for a bestseller could be as easy to follow as a recipe for a cake.” So said novelist Marie-Hélène Poitras in Le Devoir recently, after agreeing to try a recipe for bestselling American fiction developed by McGill University’s .txtLAB, a research unit that applies computer analysis to literary texts

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