Informality judgment at sentence level and experiments with formality score

Shibamouli Lahiri, Prasenjit Mitra, Xiaofei Lu

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Abstract

Formality and its converse, informality, are important dimensions of authorial style that serve to determine the social background a particular document is coming from, and the potential audience it is targeted to. In this paper we explored the concept of formality at the sentence level from two different perspectives. One was the Formality Score (F-score) and its distribution across different datasets, how they compared with each other and how F-score could be linked to human-annotated sentences. The other was to measure the inherent agreement between two independent judges on a sentence annotation task. It gave us an idea how subjective the concept of formality was at the sentence level. Finally, we looked into the related issue of document readability and measured its correlation with document formality.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Pages446-457
Number of pages12
Volume6609 LNCS
EditionPART 2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event12th International Conference on Computational Linguistics and Intelligent Text Processing, CICLing 2011 - Tokyo
Duration: 20 Feb 201126 Feb 2011

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 2
Volume6609 LNCS
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349

Other

Other12th International Conference on Computational Linguistics and Intelligent Text Processing, CICLing 2011
CityTokyo
Period20/2/1126/2/11

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Theoretical Computer Science

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Lahiri, S., Mitra, P., & Lu, X. (2011). Informality judgment at sentence level and experiments with formality score. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) (PART 2 ed., Vol. 6609 LNCS, pp. 446-457). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 6609 LNCS, No. PART 2). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-19437-5_37