Paper: A Computational Model of Text Reuse in Ancient Literary Texts

ACL ID P07-1060
Title A Computational Model of Text Reuse in Ancient Literary Texts
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2007
Authors
  • John Lee (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge MA)

We propose a computational model of text reuse tailored for ancient literary texts, avail- able to us often only in small and noisy sam- ples. The model takes into account source alternation patterns, so as to be able to align even sentences with low surface similarity. We demonstrate its ability to characterize text reuse in the Greek New Testament.