A Corpus-Based Analysis of the Language Used by Defendants of Homicide in Court

Katerina T. Frantzi, Anastasia K. Katranidou


In this study we present the updated version of the Greek Corpus of Defendants' Testimonies, GCDT and a series of new evaluations that have been carried out on the defendants' speech. Using criteria, such as lexical richness, lexical density, part-of-speech frequencies, word and sentence length, we look for linguistic features which could characterize the stylometric profile of the defendants. We also present GCWT, a reference corpus that has been constructed similar to GCWT stylistic features. GCWT contains witnesses' testimonies collected in the court.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.22158/wjssr.v4n2p164


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