The WSJ Wrote an Algorithm to Unravel the Rhymes of Hit Musical ‘Hamilton’

By Joel Eastwood and Erik Hinton

Additional design and development by
Ana Asnes Becker, Laura Holder, Jessia Ma and Stuart A. Thompson

Published June 6, 2016 at 7:30 a.m. ET

Audio: Atlantic (Hamilton); Ruffhouse, Columbia (Lauryn Hill); Soundtrack Classics (The Pirates of Penzance); Loud, Terror Squad (Big Pun); Ra Records, 4th & B’way, Island, MCA, Aftermath (Rakim); Columbia (Nas); Aftermath, Interscope (Kendrick Lamar)

Photos: Associated Press (Leslie Odom Jr., Lauryn Hill); Joan Marcus (Hamilton company images); Getty Images (Big Pun, Nas); Getty Images for Coachella (Kendrick Lamar); Zuma Press (Rakim); Courtesy of the Advertising Archives (Pirates of Penzance)

Syllabified CMU Pronouncing Dictionary by Susan Bartlett, Grzegorz Kondrak and Colin Cherry, “On the Syllabification of Phonemes,” NAACL-HLT 2009.

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via Hacker News


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