From a distance ‘You might mistake her for a man’: A closer reading of gender and character action in Jane Eyre, The Law and the Lady, and A Brilliant Woman1

AbstractThis research examines and contributes to recent work by Matthew Jockers and Gabi Kirilloff on the relationship between gender and action in the nineteenth-century novel. Jockers and Kirilloff use dependency parsing to extract verb and gendered pronoun pairs (‘he said’, ‘she walked’, etc.). They then build a classification model to predict the gender of a pronoun based on the verb being performed.

Is Starnone really the author behind Ferrante?

AbstractElena Ferrante is a pen name known worldwide, authoring novels such as the bestseller My Brilliant Friend. A recent study indicates that the true author behind these books is probably Domenico Starnone. This study aims to select a set of approved authorship methods and appropriate feature sets to prove, with as much certainty as possible, that this conclusion is correct. To achieve this, a corpus of contemporary Italian novels has been generated, containing 150 books written by forty authors (including seven by Ferrante).

A preordering model based on phrasal dependency tree

AbstractIntelligent machine translation (MT) is becoming an important field of research and development as the need for translations grows. Currently, the word reordering problem is one of the most important issues of MT systems. To tackle this problem, we present a source-side reordering method using phrasal dependency trees, which depict dependency relations between contiguous non-syntactic phrases. Reordering elements are automatically learned from a reordered phrasal dependency tree bank and are utilized to produce a source reordering lattice.

Quantitative methods for the analysis of medieval calendars

AbstractThe article explores the uses of quantitative approaches used in textual scholarship in studying large amounts of medieval hand-written calendars. Calendars are exceedingly numerous among medieval manuscript sources but have been studied surprisingly little in spite of the insights they offer into the values and ideals of the communities using and updating them. Moreover, the study of a large number of calendars helps shape patterns of cultural contacts, for instance.

Knowledge Organization and Cultural Heritage in the Semantic Web – A Review of a Conference and a Special Journal Issue of JLIS

Review of the Knowledge Organization and Cultural Heritage:
Perspectives of the Semantic Web conference held at the Academia Sinica Center for Digital Cultures in Taipei
on June 2, 2016 and a special journal issue of academic papers related to the


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