Novel Method of Computerized Text Analysis for Network and Internet Applications

Steven Corman (Inventor), Kevin Dooley (Inventor)

Research output: Patent


Technology for the analysis of text over computer networks or over the Internet has not been well developed. Yet, such technology is badly needed for numerous applications such as finding out where there is knowledge on specialized topics; assistance in decision making, etc.; or other applications involving natural language processing and the analysis of large volumes of text over a local network or the Internet. Such types of text analysis is applied almost exclusively to written texts in electronic form; however, in principle it is equally applicable to speech transcribed by humans or computers.Researchers at Arizona State University have developed a type of computerized text analysis, called CRA. The object of such analysis is to provide a high-level abstraction of a text so it may be understood without all the text being read by a human. CRA is a kind of network text analysis. Existing network text analysis approaches are not many in number, and are not much in favor because they use atheoretical models and unsophisticated techniques to derive their network representations. In contrast, CRA is grounded in a program in linguistics that utilizes systematic methods of content analysis concerned with the deployment of a stream of phrases within sentences.The analysis results in a standard representation of a text as an influence-scored representation, which is is the core of the invention. When mapped it can be directly "read" to give an interpretation of the text. It is also the basis for a number of applications for finding and modeling knowledge embedded in texts. These all depend on a related invention, a measure of the resonance of two texts.
Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - Aug 9 2000


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