The Idea:

Take the idea of using NLP stuff on poems and scale it back to something that isn't is less random and giving the app a smaller amount of responsibility. In the tune of bad translator, the program is to take in text and use the google translate api to translate it to a random number of languages, then translate it back to english.

Postmortem:

Scaling back the role that the app would have over the "creative process" of the poem was the right idea for small projects such as these, as this was much more easy to handle. Funnily enough, whatever machine learning system google had setup to handle its translation service was a little too accurate, so I had to introduce a fudging aspect to it, and used the wordnet to accomplish this.

Poem Translator