Expressing implicit figure-ground character information from explicit literary text information

Eugene S. Kitamura, Yukio Gunji

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Abstract

Co-creation treats implicit information as equally important as explicit information. If sentences in literary text are considered as explicit information, the figure-ground characteristics of story characters perceived in our minds can be considered as implicit information. Such figure-ground information may not be evident from only reading the text. By constructing rough set derived lattices from the explicit literary text, such implicit figure-ground contrast can be expressed through the complement relations of elements in the lattice. We applied this method to observe the implicit figure-ground information of two stories, one to a detective mystery that provides unique alibi to characters most of the time and the other to a play where multiple characters appear in the same scene and are involved in the same activities; many attributes overlap. The figure-ground information results differently in these two stories. The sampled detective story often has a clear figure-ground property for its characters. However, the theater play has fewer scenes of clear figure-ground property.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration, SII 2011
Pages946-950
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event2011 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration, SII 2011 - Kyoto
Duration: 2011 Dec 202011 Dec 22

Other

Other2011 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration, SII 2011
CityKyoto
Period11/12/2011/12/22

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Control and Systems Engineering

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Kitamura, E. S., & Gunji, Y. (2011). Expressing implicit figure-ground character information from explicit literary text information. In 2011 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration, SII 2011 (pp. 946-950). [6147576] https://doi.org/10.1109/SII.2011.6147576