Quantitative Intertextuality: Analyzing the Markers of Information Reuse

lightning talk
  1. 1. Walter Scheirer

    University of Notre Dame

  2. 2. Christopher Forstall

    Mount Allison University

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A remarkable amount of information crosses our eyes and ears each day, yet we adeptly identify what is familiar with seemingly no effort at all. In many cases, what we see or hear has been shaped by recognizable prior sources. Such instances of intertextuality reveal a wealth of data about authorship, influence, and style, making them attractive targets for automatic identification. This lightning talk introduces quantitative intertextuality [Forstall-and-Scheirer-2019], a new approach for the algorithmic study of information reuse in text, sound and images. Using a variety of tools drawn from machine learning, natural language processing, and computer vision, we will describe how to trace patterns of reuse across diverse sources for scholarly work and practical applications.

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Conference Info

In review

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