Quantitative Text Typology: The Impact of Word Length [chapter]

Peter Grzybek, Ernst Stadlober, Emmerich Kelih, Gordana Antić
Studies in Classification, Data Analysis, and Knowledge Organization  
The present study aims at the quantitative classification of texts and text types. By way of a case study, 398 Slovenian texts from different genres and authors are analyzed as to their word length. It is shown that word length is an important factor in the synergetic self-regulation of texts and text types, and that word length may significantly contribute to a new typology of discourse types. 1
doi:10.1007/3-540-28084-7_5 dblp:conf/gfkl/GrzybekSKA04 fatcat:k3fmhzlj65fmvm5rnugugftcma