Style Markers Based on Stop-word List


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Year of publication 2014
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference Eighth Workshop on Recent Advances in Slavonic Natural Language Processing
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Faculty of Informatics

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Field Informatics
Keywords style marker; stop-word list; corpus
Description The analysis of author’s characteristic writing style and vocabulary has been used to uncover the identity of authors of documents by both manual linguistic approaches and automatic algorithmic methods. The revealing of the gender, name, or age can help to expose pedophiles in social networks, false product reviews on the Internet servers, or machine translations submitted as manually translated texts. These problems are predominantly solved by a combination of stylometry and machine learning techniques. Since the stylometry focuses on the author’s style, word n-grams cannot be used as a style marker. Stop words are not influenced by a topic of documents, therefore they can be used to create style markers. In this paper, we present a guidance on how to implement stop-word extraction and to include stop-words based style markers into a multilingual classification system based on the stylometry.
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