Network Differences between Normal and Shuffled Texts: Case of Croatian

  • Domagoj Margan
  • Sanda Martinčić-Ipšić
  • Ana Meštrović
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-05401-8_26

Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 549)
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Margan D., Martinčić-Ipšić S., Meštrović A. (2014) Network Differences between Normal and Shuffled Texts: Case of Croatian. In: Contucci P., Menezes R., Omicini A., Poncela-Casasnovas J. (eds) Complex Networks V. Studies in Computational Intelligence, vol 549. Springer, Cham

Abstract

This paper is an initial attempt to study the properties of the Croatian word order via complex networks. We present network properties of normal and shuffled Croatian texts for different co-occurrence window sizes and different linkage boundaries. The results of network analysis show that the text shuffling causes the decrease of the network diameter, due to the establishment of previously non-existing links. This indicates that the syntax does play a significant role in the Croatian language, although it is a mostly free word-order language.

Keywords

complex networks linguistic co-occurrence networks Croatian corpus shuffled text randomized text 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Domagoj Margan
    • 1
  • Sanda Martinčić-Ipšić
    • 1
  • Ana Meštrović
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of InformaticsUniversity of RijekaRijekaCroatia

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