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

    Author(s):
    José Calvo Tello (see profile)
    Date:
    2020
    Group(s):
    DH2020, Digital Humanists
    Subject(s):
    Genre, Novels
    Item Type:
    Conference paper
    Conf. Title:
    Digital Humanities 2020
    Conf. Org.:
    ADHO
    Conf. Date:
    2020
    Tag(s):
    Cultural analytics, graph, model
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/bzvj-be57
    Abstract:
    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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    Published
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