10.0695 analysis of textual features?

WILLARD MCCARTY (willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk)
Tue, 11 Feb 1997 14:03:34 +0000 (GMT)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 10, No. 695.
Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities (Princeton/Rutgers)
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
Information at http://www.princeton.edu/~mccarty/humanist/

[1] From: Joseph Rudman <rudman@DEFOE.PHYS.CMU.EDU> (12)
Subject: Text Parser +

A colleague is teaching a course in the fall called
"Voice in Fiction and Nonfiction." He is interested
in letting students try to use computer tools that
could analyze texts by features and then work to see
how these features might correlate with voice.

The ideal program would return information about tense,
aspect of verbs, abstract nouns, concrete nouns, and
length. Again, ideally, it would be sensitive to
register (formal, informal), and even (if possible) region
(southern, hillbilly, elite).

His class will be using Mac's.

Thanks in advance for any help.

Joe Rudman