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Title: Segmenting documents by stylistic character
Author: Neil Graham
Institution: University of Toronto
Author: Graeme Hirst
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Homepage: http://www.cs.utoronto.ca/~gh/
Institution: University of Toronto
Author: Bhaskara Marthi
Institution: University of Toronto
Linguistic Field: Computational Linguistics
Abstract: As part of a larger project to develop an aid for writers that would help to eliminate stylistic inconsistencies within a document, we experimented with neural networks to find the points in a text at which its stylistic character changes. Our best results, well above baseline, were achieved with time-delay networks that used features related to the author's syntactic preferences, whereas low-level and vocabulary-based features were not found to be useful. An alternative approach with character bigrams was not successful.

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This article appears IN Natural Language Engineering Vol. 11, Issue 4, which you can READ on Cambridge's site or on LINGUIST .



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