A little bit of bella pianura: Detecting Code-Mixing in Historical English Travel Writing

Rachele Sprugnoli, Sara Tonelli, Giovanni Moretti, Stefano Menini

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Abstract

Code-mixing is the alternation between two or more languages in the same text. This phenomenon is very relevant in the travel domain, since it can provide new insight in the way foreign cultures are perceived and described to the readers. In this paper, we analyse EnglishItalian code-mixing in historical English travel writings about Italy. We retrain and compare two existing systems for the automatic detection of code-mixing, and analyse the semantic categories mostly connected to Italian. Besides, we release the domain corpus used in our experiments and the output of the extraction
Lingua originaleEnglish
Titolo della pubblicazione ospiteProceedings of the Fourth Italian Conference on Computational Linguistics (CLiC-it 2017)
Pagine304-309
Numero di pagine6
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2017
EventoCLiC-it 2017 - Roma
Durata: 11 dic 201713 dic 2017

Convegno

ConvegnoCLiC-it 2017
CittàRoma
Periodo11/12/1713/12/17

Keywords

  • code-mixing
  • computational linguistics
  • digital humanities
  • travel writing

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