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Title
Stylometry for medieval authorship studies : an application to rhyme words
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Abstract
In the digital humanities much research has been done concerning stylometry, the computational study of style. Literary authorship at-tribution, especially, has been a central topic. After a brief introduction, I will discuss the enormous potential of this paradigm for medieval philology, a field that studies so many texts of unknown or disputed origin. At the same time, it will be stressed that stylometrys application to medieval texts is currently not without problems: many attribution techniques are still controversial and do not account for the specific nature of medieval text production. Throughout this paper, I will tentatively apply two well-established attribution techniques (principal components analysis and Burrowss Delta) to a number of case studies in Middle Dutch studies. These analyses shall be restricted to rhyme words, since these words are less likely to have been altered by scribes.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Digital philology
Publication
2012
ISSN
2162-9544
2162-9552
Volume/pages
1:1(2012), p. 42-72
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UAntwerpen
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Last edited 22.11.2016
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