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Automatic Discrimination of Genres:

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ISBN-10: 3836483254

ISBN-13: 9783836483254

Edition: 2008

Authors: Robert Rittman

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The exponential growth in the size of information resources has motivated research on selecting information using non-topical criteria, such as genre. This work assesses the feasibility of automatically classifying documents by genre using only adjectives and adverbs as discriminating features, in particular: (a) trait adjectives, used by psychologists to assess human personality traits, and (b) speaker-oriented adverbs, studied by linguists as markers of narrator attitude. It employs human intelligence to select features a priori based on insights from linguistics and psychology. Findings show that one can build more parsimonious classifiers whose power is equal to or greater than that of…    
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List price: $76.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Vdm Verlag Dr Mueller E K
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 140
Language: English