Quantitative patterns of stylistic influence in the evolution of literature.

Abstract

Literature is a form of expression whose temporal structure, both in content and style, provides a historical record of the evolution of culture. In this work we take on a quantitative analysis of literary style and conduct the first large-scale temporal stylometric study of literature by using the vast holdings in the Project Gutenberg Digital Library… (More)
DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1115407109

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