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.
|Title of host publication||AAAI'04 Spring Symposium on Exploring Affect and Attitude in Text|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 2004|
|Event||2004 AAAI Spring Symposium - San Francisco|
Duration: 22 Mar 2004 → 24 Mar 2004
|Conference||2004 AAAI Spring Symposium|
|Period||22/03/04 → 24/03/04|