Text Genre Detection Using Common Word Frequencies

  title={Text Genre Detection Using Common Word Frequencies},
  author={Efstathios Stamatatos and Nikos Fakotakis and George K. Kokkinakis},
In this paper we present a method for detecting the text genre quickly and easily following an approach originally proposed in authorship attribution studies which uses as style markers the frequencies of occurrence of the most frequent words in a training corpus (Burrows, 1992). In contrast to this approach we use the frequencies of occurrence of the most frequent words of the entire written language. Using as testing ground a part of the Wall Street Journal corpus, we show that the most… CONTINUE READING
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