Stylistic Variation in an Information Retrieval Experiment

Karlgren, Jussi (1996) Stylistic Variation in an Information Retrieval Experiment. In: 2nd International Conference on New Methods in Natural Language Processing (NeMLaP), September, 1996, Bilkent, Turkey.



Texts exhibit considerable stylistic variation. This paper reports an experiment where a corpus of documents (N= 75 000) is analyzed using various simple stylistic metrics. A subset (n = 1000) of the corpus has been previously assessed to be relevant for answering given information retrieval queries. The experiment shows that this subset differs significantly from the rest of the corpus in terms of the stylistic metrics studied.

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