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Open Wound v2

A (re)writing tool that uses analyzed parts-of-speech for structure and word vectors to find similar replacement words.

Openwound is a (re)writing tool named after the famous William S. Burroughs quote about cut-up writing being divination. “When you cut into the present the future leaks out.”

This project started in 2002 with the publication of the book Alloy: Kind Tricks and Bodily Realities in the Vanguard Partythat I created for my MFA in Intermedia Art from the University of Iowa. Read more. I originally used a DOS program called Babble, before writing a parts-of-speech based program in Perl in 2005. After an aborted PHP version in 2009, I wrote this word vectors + parts-of-speech based version for node.js in 2016.