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Shakespeare and his contemporaries: Designing a genre classification scheme for Early English Books Online 1560-1640

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Shakespeare and his contemporaries : Designing a genre classification scheme for Early English Books Online 1560-1640. / Murphy, Sean Edward.

In: ICAME Journal, 07.04.2019, p. 59-82.

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abstract = "The language of Early Modern texts can potentially reveal a lot about Shakespeare{\textquoteright}s language. In this paper I describe the creation of a genre classification scheme for a segment of Early English Books Online - Text Creation Partnership (EEBO-TCP), covering the period 1560-1640. This categorisation permits meaningful comparison of the language of Shakespeare with that of his contemporaries and makes an integral contribution to The Encyclopaedia of Shakespeare{\textquoteright}s Language project at Lancaster University. I outline the rationale behind the scheme, describe preliminary automatic genre classification work and present the prototype approach adopted for this categorisation. I also provide specific examples of classification in practice and discuss internal and external factors which influenced genre selection. I finish by suggesting how a range of scholars might benefit from this research.",
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