Unsupervised Classification of Translated Texts

Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9103)

Abstract

In our paper we investigate the possibility to use an unsupervised classifier to automatically distinguish between the translated and original novels of a multilingual writer (Vladimir Nabokov) and to determine whether the authorship of a translated document can be achieved. We employ a rank-based document vector representation using only function words as features. To extract the results, we propose a generalization of Ward’s hierarchical clustering method that is compatible with any similarity metric.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Center for Computational LinguisticsUniversity of BucharestBucharestRomania

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