Rhetorical Strategy in Forensic Speeches: Multidimensional Statistics-Based Methodology

@article{BcueBertaut2014RhetoricalSI,
  title={Rhetorical Strategy in Forensic Speeches: Multidimensional Statistics-Based Methodology},
  author={M{\'o}nica B{\'e}cue-Bertaut and Belchin Kostov and Annie Morin and Guilhem Naro},
  journal={J. Classification},
  year={2014},
  volume={31},
  pages={85-106}
}
Rhetorical strategy is relevant in the law domain, where language is a vital instrument. Textual statistics have much to offer for uncovering such a strategy. We propose a methodology that starts from a non-structured text; first, the breakpoints are automatically detected and lexically homogeneous parts are identified; then, the shape of the text through the trajectory of these parts and their hierarchical structure are uncovered; finally, the argument flow is tracked along. Several methods… CONTINUE READING

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