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Lexical Matching: Text Reuse as Intertextuality

  • Christopher W. Forstall
  • Walter J. Scheirer
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Abstract

Words are the basic unit for intertextual search in digital humanities. While published studies employ a variety of features depending on the textual practices with which they are concerned, the vast majority are combinations and transformations of word tokens. In this chapter, we introduce the idea of intertextual discovery through text-reuse detection, and present the core process common to most contemporary analyses.

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© Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  • Christopher W. Forstall
    • 1
  • Walter J. Scheirer
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Notre DameNotre DameUSA

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