Traditional and emotional stylometric analysis of the songs of Beatles Paul McCartney and John Lennon

@article{Whissell1996TraditionalAE,
  title={Traditional and emotional stylometric analysis of the songs of Beatles Paul McCartney and John Lennon},
  author={C. Whissell},
  journal={Computers and the Humanities},
  year={1996},
  volume={30},
  pages={257-265}
}
  • C. Whissell
  • Published 1996
  • Psychology, Computer Science
  • Computers and the Humanities
Traditional stylometric measures such as word usage, word length, and word repetition were paired with six new measures that described word emotionality in terms of a word's pleasantness, its activation level, and the combination of these factors. All measurements were applied to the songs composed by Beatles Paul McCartney and John Lennon between 1962 and 1970. Stylistic and emotional differences between composers and across years were found to be in agreement with observations made by critics… Expand

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