Comparing Two Measures for Formality

  title={Comparing Two Measures for Formality},
  author={Haiying Li and Zhiqiang Cai and Arthur C. Graesser},
  booktitle={FLAIRS Conference},
Formality is an important dimension of language style. Texts of different genres tend to have different degrees of formality. F-score (formality-score) is a most popular measure for formality to differ genres. It uses a method of combining proportions of words of different types, with nouns, adjectives, articles and prepositions as positive elements, and adverbs, verbs and interjections as negative elements. This measure is limited to the word level; however, indicators of genre are not… CONTINUE READING