Defense Date

3-26-2013

Graduation Date

2013

Availability

Immediate Access

Submission Type

thesis

Degree Name

MS

Department

Computational Mathematics

School

McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts

Committee Chair

Patrick Juola

Committee Member

Eric Ruggieri

Committee Member

Frank D'Amico

Committee Member

Donald Simon

Keywords

Authorship attribution, JGAAP, Named entity recognition, Quantitative linguistics, Stylometry, Text analysis

Abstract

In text analysis, authorship attribution occurs in a variety of ways. The field of computational linguistics becomes more important as the need of authorship attribution and text analysis becomes more widespread. For this research, pre-existing authorship attribution software, Java Graphical Authorship Attribution Program (JGAAP), implements a named entity recognizer, specifically the Stanford Named Entity Recognizer, to probe into similar genre text and to aid in extricating the correct author. This research specifically examines the words authors use around named entities in order to test the ability of these words at attributing authorship

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Language

English

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