Blaze Koneski Digitalized. The Mind Digitalizer Engine Just Warmed Up.
Who is Blaze Koneski?
Born in a village near Prilep in 1921. Studied philology at Skopje University and worked there as a professor. Was the first chairman of the Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts, corresponding member of the Yugoslav Academy of Sciences and Arts, as well as of the Serbian and Slovene Academies, and honorary doctor of the Universities of Chicago and Krakow.
Wrote poetry, short stories, and essays, as well as scholarly works, many of them on the Macedonian language. Editor of the Dictionarv of the Macedonian Language, translator of Heine and Shakespeare. His works have been translated into Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Albanian, Turkish, Hungarian, French, Russian, Italian, Greek, Polish, Romanian, German, and English.
Winner of numerous prizes, including the Golden Wreath of the Struga Poetry Evenings.
In short: one of the most exposed and famous Macedonian intelectuals.
He died on December 7, 1993, Skopje.
How is he related to AI?
He is not personally related to AI.
- Starting with the Macedonian GPT-2, as published at https://huggingface.co/macedonizer/mk-gpt2, fine-tuning it with Blaze Koneski’s poetry.
- A little bit of experimenting with the training parameters.
- What we get is software capable of automatically generating poetry in Blaze Koneski’s style:
Ноќеска слушав песна
на пуста нива,
во час на самрак,
А како се смешкаш како изворче:
кога ќе заситиш,
можеш да си кажеме — лебна трошка
Why is this AI relevant?
- We can train GPT-2 in ANY world language,
- We can fine-tune it with ANY world writer with at about 30 kB of writings,
- And finally, we can get automated text/poetry generator in the style of ANY world writer.
Few relevant links to the story
https://dmind.ai — Digital Minds site
https://dmind.ai/the-minds/william-shakespeare/ — Willian Shakespeare digitalized. Started with him. The reasoing behing: If we would be able to digitalize Shakespeare, we would be able to make the same with anybody else :-)
https://dmind.ai/the-minds/blaze-koneski/poetry/ — Few examples of autogenerated poetry by the fine-tuned Macedonian GPT-2
https://dmind.ai/the-minds/blaze-koneski/teaching-blaze-koneski-poetry/teaching-blaze-koneski-poetry-curated-session-1/ — first of the curated list of examples of autogenerated texts during the three training experiments, each with three different hyper-parameters. There are three of them. There you can monitor how the machine gradually accepts Blaze Koneski’s writing style.
https://dmind.ai/the-minds/blaze-koneski/teaching-blaze-koneski-poetry/teaching-blaze-koneski-poetry-full-log-1/ — first of the the complete log files (copy/paste from the Notepad to the site) generated during the three training experiments, each with three different hyper-parameters. There you can see the full insinghts how the machine gradually accepts Blaze Koneski’s writing style, during the training procedure. also, it is visible how different training hyper-parameters affects the lenght and the format of the autogenerated poetry.
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