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Team re-occurrence measures for analyzing style

Sarkar, Avik; De Roeck, Anne and Garthwaite, Paul (2005). Team re-occurrence measures for analyzing style. In: Stylistic Analysis Of Text For Information Access (Argamon, S.; Karlgren, J. and Shanahan, J.G. eds.), 19 August 2005, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, ACM Press, pp. 28–36.

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In this paper, we propose to investigate style through modeling burstiness in the occurrence patterns of terms in different collections. We set out a fine grained model that looks at gaps between the successive occurrence of the term using a mixture of exponential distributions. A Bayesian framework allows flexibility in fitting the model. The parameter estimates are then studied to understand the distributional properties of a term in various collections. We investigate the behaviour of a range of terms and conclude that the model brings out useful features that may be deployed in the analysis of style.

Item Type: Conference Item
Copyright Holders: 2005 The Authors
Keywords: term burstiness, term re-occurrence, Bayesian analysis, mixture models, stylistic analysis, frequent terms
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Computing & Communications
Mathematics, Computing and Technology
Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Mathematics and Statistics
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Item ID: 22562
Depositing User: Sarah Frain
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2010 11:20
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 21:01
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