Unconscious Patterns in Argument: Fractal Dimension in Oratory

Dunne, Paul E ORCID: 0000-0002-6033-3742
(2018) Unconscious Patterns in Argument: Fractal Dimension in Oratory. In: COMMA 2018 (7th Intnl. Conf. on Computational Models of Argument), 2018-9-12 - 2018-9-14, Warsaw, Poland.

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We consider a long-established approach to text analysis applying it to the specific structure of oratory and spoken arguments. This method consists of deriving measures of the so-called “Fractal dimension”. Building on previous work linking “aesthetic appeal” to fractal dimensions of a particular value from the fields of music and literary study, we present empirical analyses of a number of different “persuasive texts” against a range of different choices for determining fractality. Initial results suggest that distinctive “oratorical aims” as may be represented in a text become evident via distinctive fractal dimension.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Unspecified)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Argumentation and computational linguistics, Fractal dimension, persuasive argument
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2018 10:28
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2023 01:29
DOI: 10.3233/978-1-61499-906-5-301
Open Access URL: http://comma2018.argdiap.pl/wp-content/uploads/29_...
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URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3024361