Identifying interpersonal distance using systemic features

Maria Herke-Couchman, Casey Whitelaw

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    Abstract

    This paper uses Systemic Functional Linguistics (SFL) theory as a basis for extracting semantic features of documents. We focus on the pronominal and determination system and the role it plays in constructing interpersonal distance. By using a hierarchical system model that represents the author’s language choices, it is possible to construct a rich and informative feature representation. Using these systemic features, we report clear separation between registers with different interpersonal distance.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the Australasian Language Technology Summer School (ALTSS) and Australasian Language Technology Workshop (ALTW)
    EditorsCatherine Bow, Baden Hughes
    Place of PublicationMelbourne
    PublisherUniversity of Melbourne
    Pages146-153
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Print)0975168711
    Publication statusPublished - 2003
    EventAustralasian Language Technology Summer School (ALTSS) and Australasian Language Technology Workshop (ALTW) (2003) - Melbourne
    Duration: 8 Dec 200312 Dec 2003

    Workshop

    WorkshopAustralasian Language Technology Summer School (ALTSS) and Australasian Language Technology Workshop (ALTW) (2003)
    CityMelbourne
    Period8/12/0312/12/03

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