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Measuring Large Scale Space Perception in Literary Texts

Research paper by Paolo Rossi

Indexed on: 09 May '06Published on: 09 May '06Published in: Mathematics - Statistics



Abstract

The center and radius of perception associated with a written text are defined, and algorithms for their computation are presented. Indicators for anisotropy in large scale space perception are introduced. The relevance of these notions for the analysis of literary and historical records is briefly discussed and illustrated with an example taken from medieval historiography.