Stylistic analysis using machine translation as a tool

  title={Stylistic analysis using machine translation as a tool},
  author={Tess Crosbie and Tim French and Marc Conrad},
  journal={International Journal for Infonomics},
This pilot study investigates the potential of automatic translation engines to be used as a tool for literary analysis. Two sample texts, one prose and one poetry, were chosen as representative of their genre and translated from English into one of 62 languages. Re-translated back into English, the resulting texts were compared with a stylistic analysis of the original. Many stylistic features were retained although more subtle features of the texts were lost in the translation process. The… 
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