190212 Kestemont & Karsdorp: "The artificial synthesis of hiphop lyrics"
From Jon Svensson
In this talk, we will report an experiment where we have applied this technology in the domain of hiphop lyrics, an established subgenre of present-day popular music that is known for its explicit content and typical scansion style. Last summer, we experimented with this technology at a major music festival in The Netherlands, allowing us to gather quality judgments from a large, anonymous crowd of festival goers. The methodology of this experiment was a Turing test-like setup, where users had to distinguish between synthetic hiphop and authentic rap lyrics. In this talk, we will discuss how easily participants could distinguish human-generated and computer-generated text and which (linguistic) factors seem to have influenced their decision making.