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This online application automatically generates rule-abiding nonlinear readings of Ex Machina, as originally written by Jonathan Ball, whose first print edition was published by BookThug in 02009.

This literary stress-test assists in performing a quantitative analysis under the following hypothesis: nonlinear constructions of Ex Machina are semantically and poetically inferior to the first linear construction. The equivalent null-hypothesis would therefore state that rule-abiding nonlinear structures would make an equal or greater amount of sense as a linear reading of the original manuscript.

The methodology uses an improvisation upon Edsger Dijkstra's breadth-first graph search algorithm. (Unweighted.) It accepts two parameters before running: starting location and desired ending location. It will then generate the shortest possible path between these two subsets.

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