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Systemic Functional Features in Stylistic Text Classification Casey Whitelaw
 

Summary: Systemic Functional Features in Stylistic Text Classification
Casey Whitelaw
School of Information Technologies
University of Sydney, NSW, Australia
casey@it.usyd.edu.au
Shlomo Argamon
Department of Computer Science
Illinois Institute of Technology
10 W. 31st Street, Chicago, IL 60616, USA
argamon@iit.edu
Abstract
We propose that textual `style' should be best de-
fined as `non-denotational meaning', i.e., those as-
pects of a text's meaning that are mostly inde-
pendent of what the text refers to in the world.
To make this more concrete, we describe a lin-
guistically well-motivated framework for compu-
tational stylistic analysis based on Systemic Func-
tional Linguistics. This theory views a text as a
realisation of multiple overlapping choices within

  

Source: Argamon, Shlomo - Department of Computer Science, Illinois Institute of Technology

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences