What is a Genre? A Graph Unified Model of Categories, Texts, and Features

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  1. 1. José Calvo Tello

    Niedersächsische Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek (Gottingen State and University Library) - Georg-August-Universität Göttingen (University of Gottingen)

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Several theoretical models have been proposed for genre, such as the Aristotelian scholastic taxonomy, the family resemblance and the prototype theory. However, these models lack of empirical applications to real examples of genres. This proposal is the culmination of a series of analysis, presenting a theoretical, computational and visual graph-based model that fits several observations. This formalization unifies components of the previous theories, offering visually the intention (internal features) and extension (the best representatives and instances) of each category. Besides, it allows two intuitive interpretations based on the evaluation: the centrality as classification results, and the distance as similarity through shared features. The model is applied to three data-sets of different periods and languages: modern Spanish novels, classic French plays and the books of the Bible.

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Conference Info

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ADHO - 2020
"carrefours / intersections"

Hosted at Carleton University, Université d'Ottawa (University of Ottawa)

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

July 20, 2020 - July 25, 2020

475 works by 1078 authors indexed

Conference cancelled due to coronavirus. Online conference held at https://hcommons.org/groups/dh2020/. Data for this conference were initially prepared and cleaned by May Ning.

Conference website: https://dh2020.adho.org/

References: https://dh2020.adho.org/abstracts/

Series: ADHO (15)

Organizers: ADHO