Identifying interpersonal distance using systemic features

Maria Herke-Couchman, Casey Whitelaw, Jon Patrick

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    Abstract

    This paper uses Systemic Functional Linguistic (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 publicationAAAI'04 Spring Symposium on Exploring Affect and Attitude in Text
    Number of pages4
    Publication statusPublished - 2004
    Event2004 AAAI Spring Symposium - San Francisco
    Duration: 22 Mar 200424 Mar 2004

    Conference

    Conference2004 AAAI Spring Symposium
    CitySan Francisco
    Period22/03/0424/03/04

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