Jelena Jaćimović


Analysis of Similes in Serbian Literary Texts (1860-1920) using computational methods
Cvetana Krstev | Jelena Jaćimović | Duško Vitas
Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Computational Linguistics in Bulgaria (CLIB 2020)

Similes are rhetorical figures which play an important role in literary texts. This paper presents a finite-state methodology developed for the description of adjectival similes, which enables their retrieval and annotation in Serbian novels written in the mid-19th and early 20th centuries. The results of a textometric analysis reveal the most frequent adjectival similes and the specificity of their usage, with respect to the author, title, or publication date, in a subset of the SrpELTeC corpus.