Computational Stylistics Group is a cross-institutional research team focused on computer-assisted text analysis, stylometry, authorship attribution, sentiment analysis, and the like stuff. The research projects conducted by the team members could be described as an intersection of linguistics, literary criticism, and computer science – however the best name here would be “Digital Humanities”. The group is based mostly in Kraków, at the Institute of Polish Language (Polish Academy of Sciences), but also at the Jagiellonian University and the University of Antwerp.
Even if the Group has been involved in several research projects (some of them are listed on this website, on the Projects subpage), it is probably known – at the first place – for the R package stylo, which is a comprehensive collection of functions written in the programming language R, for performing a variety of experiments in computational stylistics. More information about the package can be found here. Also, please check the discussion list dedicated to various issues in stylometry and beyond.
The Computational Stylistics Group is a member of the Federation of Stylometry Labs (FoSL), and closely collaborates with the COST Action “Distant Reading”, as well as the Digital Literary Stylistics Special Interest Group (SIG) affiliated with the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations. Being based mostly in Krakow, it is also a part of the DH Kraków initiative.
|Jun 24, 2021||One word to rule them all: our talk on word embeddings in stylometry is on YouTube now!|
|Jun 15, 2021||Our paper on handwritten text recognition is out! Check out here. A pre-print version can be found here. Also, a talk about the project (in Polish) is available on YouTube.|
|Feb 24, 2021||We’re hiring! A postdoc position at the FoCS project is open. Feel encouraged to apply!|
|Dec 6, 2020||The version 0.7.4 of the R package “stylo” released! Click here for further details.|
|May 5, 2020||Next episodes of the YouTube series on the package “stylo”: a follow-up on installation and on basic parameters of the package.|
|Apr 27, 2020||Looking for ideas during lockdown and/or quarantine? Check out our planned series of YouTube videos on the package “stylo”: starting with a general introduction.|
|Apr 21, 2020||
Kudos to David L. Wrisley for his great post (notebook) on analyzing the Gutenberg Project texts with
|Jan 10, 2020||Proudly announcing our paper on Harper Lee, Truman Capote and Other People. Check out this blog post and a general overview of the project.|
|Oct 15, 2019||Hear! Hear! Our new book on quantitative linguistic methods applied to language changes is out, finally! Check here for more details, or download the book in PDF directly from here.|
|Jul 22, 2019||Members of CSG will teach the two-week course Stylometry at the European Summer University “Culture and Technology” (ESU) in Leipzig, Germany (23 July–2 August).|