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Despite the prolific amount of research into the discourse structure of the research article (RA), comparisons between the different sections of this important register have been extremely rare. This study is an attempt to analyse the structure and form of three main sections of the RA...
Subtopic segmentation aims to break documents into subtopical text passages, which develop a main topic in a text. Being capable of automatically detecting subtopics is very useful for several Natural Language Processing applications. For instance, in automatic summarisation, having the...
The use of violence metaphors in healthcare has long been criticised as detrimental to patients. Recent work ( Demmen et al., 2015 ; and Semino et al., 2015 ) has combined qualitative analysis with corpus-based quantitative methods to analyse the frequency and variety of violence...
In this paper, we present an analysis of a corpus of American television programmes, comprising 930 texts from 191 different TV programmes (excluding commercial breaks and infomercials), totalling 5,320,159 tokens. This analysis compares different programme types (live politics, movies,...
The concept of complex anaphora – ‘nominal expressions referring to propositionally structured referents’ ( Consten et al., 2007 ) – makes a useful distinction between a text-structuring function, one important to argumentative text, and the forms used to accomplish the function. Since...
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