Pull out all the stops: Textual analysis via punctuation sequences

@article{Darmon2019PullOA,
  title={Pull out all the stops: Textual analysis via punctuation sequences},
  author={Alexandra N. M. Darmon and Marya Bazzi and Sam D. Howison and Mason A. Porter},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2019},
  volume={abs/1901.00519}
}
  • Alexandra N. M. Darmon, Marya Bazzi, +1 author Mason A. Porter
  • Published 2019
  • Computer Science, Physics
  • ArXiv
  • Whether enjoying the lucid prose of a favorite author or slogging through some other writer's cumbersome, heavy-set prattle (full of parentheses, em dashes, compound adjectives, and Oxford commas), readers will notice stylistic signatures not only in word choice and grammar, but also in punctuation itself. Indeed, visual sequences of punctuation from different authors produce marvelously different (and visually striking) sequences. Punctuation is a largely overlooked stylistic feature in… CONTINUE READING

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