Mark Marginal

Mark Marginal performs Markov chain analysis on text documents in the Productive Margins archive, and uses the results to write surrealist type poetry.
Mark's programming enables him to read written documents then develop a table of possible following words for a given word.
He then uses this table to construct new sentences from the original document. If Mark performs analysis on two different texts these can be combined to produced new hybrid sentences from two different sources.
The chart below might illuminate the process further.

using this Markov table we can reconstruct the original sentence "i saw a dog on a rug and a cat saw me on the horse and cart" into a few possibilities.

a dog on the horse and cart
on the horse and a rug and cart
i saw a rug and a cat saw a dog on the horse and cart

Here is the wiki page for Markov chains
Here are some examples of written chains produced by Mark Marginal's cousin Mark Offenhand.

below is an example of what might happen if William Wordsworth was ask to write the Ontario Community Arts Workbook

Here is a little of the text produced

Better Beginnings joined the Spring
Rouze the fulgent West Meets East and in bulk and rest 
I've none made me if we are made of his walks with printers promotion companies etc.

 But now my Orchard-seat!
 And take no fears 

 Can lie the mariners
 In stillness or training as Souls in collaborative collective collaborative creative collaborative collective or Vales
 With sound like ours a video was a green 
 Nor what I weep--I know how they have contributed might be 
 What sin would often thought is the while
 If this or see
 The Mountain Project page 28) others skills of those who con- flict with me look 
 And while I
 Have souls happy as I one Band of land 
 A heart a project was raised with those starting a long as barriers faced by a star with and dance --there are past 

 But for collective investment funding attend a Band of the cause? Shall thy chearful smiles 

 That I should be expanded upon prior to do 
 Better Beginnings sites.
 Community Arts
How toilsome nay how community arts project.
 This broad definition community in thine and strong: 60
 Smiles hast no fears 
 When lo! the goals challenges to reach how it has been emerging at the United Kingdom for that represent the sea 
 To him go on-site and they all the English tongue to espy!
 'Tis gone--forgotten--let me to know how we examine the gusty breeze 

Too bless'd with the mighty size and on their practical application on page 40).  Each is an eager assembly! 
what some precious boons vouchsafed to play with visitors to three artists through flyers posters letters etc.
The conference brought to the place where they sing 

 My trees

 A product or Fisher's boat
 Upon his dreams 
 Following the water-side he where they will maintain contact names and motivation for anyone engaged in the frame
 Of sunshine and Flowers once unblest 
 This did on a large chain-link fence in shame 

 'Tears should stir for a community arts including Canada Council (OAC)
 has not th' Abode--oh! do you would say!
 And is this? what was raised with little Darling she fits within any where in community partici- pate in height 
 A Nun demure of God took part 
 On his own.