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‘Tecnologica cosa’: Modeling Storyteller Personalities in Boccaccio’s ‘Decameron’

@article{Cooper2021TecnologicaCM,
  title={‘Tecnologica cosa’: Modeling Storyteller Personalities in Boccaccio’s ‘Decameron’},
  author={A. Feder Cooper and Maria Antoniak and Christopher De Sa and Marilyn Migiel and David Mimno},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2021},
  volume={abs/2109.10506}
}
We explore Boccaccio’s Decameron to see how digital humanities tools can be used for tasks that have limited data in a language no longer in contemporary use: medieval Italian. We focus our analysis on the question: Do the different storytellers in the text exhibit distinct personalities? To answer this question, we curate and release a dataset based on the authoritative edition of the text. We use supervised classification methods to predict storytellers based on the stories they tell… Expand

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