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Characterizing Authorship Style Using Linguistic Features

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Lucic, A., & Blake, C. (2012, July). Characterizing Authorship Style Using Linguistic Features. Paper presented at Digital Humanities, Hamburg, Germany.

Publication Abstract

Our goal is to analyze the potential of syntactic dependencies to characterize an author’s writing style with respect to how an author refers to people. The features that we use are drawn from both semantic and syntactic features. Specifically we first identify personal names – a semantic feature – and then identify local dependencies that surround those personal names – a syntactic feature. Our results demonstrate that these features vary between authors and that those variations can be exploited to   accurately determine authorship attribution.

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