Revisiting the 'Donation of Constantine'
Citation:Francesca Frontini, Gerard Lynch and Carl Vogel 'Revisiting the 'Donation of Constantine'' in Proceedings of AISB 2008, 7, Aberdeen, Scotland, eds. Rodger Kibble and Sarah Rauchas, 2008, pp 1 - 9
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Techniques developed for synchronic text classification problems are applied to a significantly diachronic dataset. The scale of the temporal categories appears to matter. The problem addressed is that of using automated text classification methods to temporally locate The Donation of Constantine. The results reported do not contradict the analysis of Lorenzo Valla from 1440, claiming the document a forgery, but suggest that it is a very good forgery. This contributes to establishing the validity of these classification methods as applied to temporal categories and small datasets.
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Publisher:The Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour
Type of material:Conference Paper
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