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Book in Preparation: A Computational Theory of Digital Genre

Book in preparation: A Computational Theory of Digital Genre by Marina Santini The book lists, examines and develops the key concepts necessary to build a novel, intuitive and robust definition of digital genre for computational purposes. The newly proposed definition is the tenet of the computational theory underlying computational models for automatic digital genre classification. The book is divided into six parts, each one discussing exhaustively issues that have been neglected or considered to be too controvertial to find any theoretical or pragmatic agreement among scholars or researchers. The book provides not only theoretical foundations, but also a number of use cases, corpora/datasets, and computational models that readers can re-use for their own experiments to evaluate the validity of the theoretical and practical solutions proposed in this book. Preliminary Table of Contents PART … Read entire article »

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Towards a Computational Theory of Digital Genre (I): Working Definition of Genres for Computational Purposes

Towards a Computational Theory of Digital Genre (I): Working Definition of Genres for Computational Purposes by Marina Santini – Last Updated: 29 Oct 2012 1. What is a (textual) genre? • A genre is a class of texts with similar communicative, textual and linguistic features. 2. What characterizes a genre? A genre: • Must have a name • Must be recognized within a community • Must be produced or retrieved during a task • Must have conventions • Must raise expectations • Can change over time. It is an cultural artifact (culture here includes society, media, techonology, etc.) 3. What characterizes a digital genre? • The same characteristics listed above. • A digital genre is any kind of genre that has a digital form, such as emails, chats, online academic papers, online newspaper articles, blogs… • A digital genre can be any paper genre … Read entire article »

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Book Outline: Automatic Identification of Genre in Web Pages (2011)

Automatic Identification of Genre in Web Pages: A new perspective [Paperback] Marina Santini (Author) Paperback: 332 pages Publisher: LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing (December 19, 2011) Language: English ISBN-10: 3847306871 ISBN-13: 978-3847306870 Book Overview This book is divided into five parts: a preliminary part (Part I), three empirical parts (Parts II, III and IV) and an epilogue (Part V). … Read entire article »

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Web Genre and the Emergent Properties of Web Sites

Post signed by: Maya Dimitrova, Institute of Control and System Research, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences Previous posts: Gestalt Processes in User-Web Interaction: A Two-Side View & User-Web Interaction: Gestalt in Information Retrieval Maya tries to explain the process of development of the Web as a social medium and the emergence of Web genres with the Gestalt theory, explaining it first from a psychological perspective. 4   User Account of the Emergent Properties of Web Sites 4.1 Holistic understanding of aspects of Web genre In the discussed studies on Web genre a multidimensional structure of the genre components is assumed. For a multidimensional structure, however, it is important to test the orthogonality assumption. The main hypothesis in our studies has been to see if users perceive these dimensions as independent, so that they can be meaningfully displayed as … Read entire article »

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