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Quantitative Ansätze in den Literatur- und Geisteswissenschaften

Systematische und historische Perspektiven

[Quantitative Methods in Literary Studies and the Humanities: Systematic and Historical Perspectives]

Ed. by Bernhart, Toni / Willand, Marcus / Richter, Sandra / Albrecht, Andrea

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Über die Attribution hinaus

Forschungsperspektiven der Stilometrie als Anwendungsfeld in der Literaturwissenschaft

Krautter, Benjamin


In computational literary studies, stylometrics are most commonly used for authorship attribution studies. This article argues that there is a potential use for stylometrics in literary studies beyond the mere detection of authorship. To show this, several current research approaches are analysed and portrayed. However, the utilization of stylometrics bear limitations, such as its relative nature - the comparisons are only valid within the analyzed corpus - and its susceptibility for ›cherry picking‹.

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Benjamin Krautter (2018). Über die Attribution hinaus: Forschungsperspektiven der Stilometrie als Anwendungsfeld in der Literaturwissenschaft. In Toni Bernhart, Marcus Willand, Sandra Richter, Andrea Albrecht (Eds.), Quantitative Ansätze in den Literatur- und Geisteswissenschaften: Systematische und historische Perspektiven (pp. 289–314). Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter. https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110523300-013

Book DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110523300

Online ISBN: 9783110523300

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