Automatic Segmentation of Texts and Corpora

@article{Labb2004AutomaticSO,
  title={Automatic Segmentation of Texts and Corpora},
  author={Cyril Labb{\'e} and Dominique Labb{\'e} and Pierre Hubert},
  journal={Journal of Quantitative Linguistics},
  year={2004},
  volume={11},
  pages={193-213}
}
Segmentation of large textual corpora is one of the major questions asked of literary studies. We present a combination of two relevant methods. First, vocabulary growth analysis highlights the main discontinuities in a work. Second, these results are supplemented with the analysis of variations in vocabulary diversity within corpora. A segmentation algorithm, associated with a test of validity, indicates the optimal succession in distinct stages. This method is applied to Racine’s works and… CONTINUE READING

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