Network Based Analysis of Intertextual Relations

  • Ioan Cristian Ghiban
  • Ştefan Trǎuşan-Matu
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 206)


We present an approach of intertextuality in terms of graph theories, statistics, and bakhtinian polyphony, the latter perspective considering the way in which discourse threads are influencing each other. This paper presents theoretical models, processing techniques with their applications and results that acknowledge as important the approach based on networks of intertextuality. In the end are introduced two original applications of supervised and unsupervised analysis of antique texts of philosophical and religious nature.


intertextuality discourse polyphony text mining natural language processing 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ioan Cristian Ghiban
    • 1
  • Ştefan Trǎuşan-Matu
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.University “Politehnica” of BucharestBucharestRomania
  2. 2.Institutul de Cercetări în Inteligenţă ArtificialăBucharestRomania

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