Mayumi Yamasaki

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Waka is a form of traditional Japanese poetry with a 1300-year history. In this paper, we attempt to discover characteristics common to a collection of waka poems. As a formalism for characteristics, we use regular patterns where the constant parts are limited to sequences of auxiliary verbs and postpositional particles. We call such patterns fushi. The(More)
Waka is a form of traditional Japanese poetry with a 1300-year history. In this paper we attempt to semi-automatically discover instances of poetic allusion, or more generally, to find similar poems in anthologies of waka poems. The key to success is how to define the similarity measure on poems. We first examine the existing similarity measures on strings,(More)
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