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Thursday, August 14, 2003

Research into the habits of bloggers

Scott Nowson, a PhD student at the Institute for Communicating and Collaborative Systems (within School of Informatics, The University of Edinburgh) is conducting an Experiment on Blogs.

Scott is doing this because, as part of his PhD thesis, he is studying language use and writing styles in personal blogs, to identify trends as they relate to character.

By style he means, quote: *linguistic features such as those used by the stylistics community for authorship attribution, such as sentence length, word bigrams and trigrams, and parts-of-speech*.

And by character, he means just that, quote: *One of the applications of this work is character authoring. There is currently work within the school on character-rich automatic text generation, and systems like this will require character models to drive the generation*.

This is Scott's home page about his study on blogs that he has been conducting from July 2003.

Scott's personal weblog at Blogademia relates to his academic study of blogs and details how his experiment is going.

via Stuart's Weblog : via Scottish Blogs
# posted by Ingrid J. Jones @ 8/14/2003
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