Text mining analysis of translation, social communication and literary writing for Turkish

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Bilkent University
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Text mining is an important research area considering the increase in text generation and the need for analysis. Text mining in Turkish is still not a wellinvested research area, compared to the other languages. In this thesis, we analyze different types of Turkish text from different points of views, having an overall review on text mining in Turkish at the end. First, we analyze the translation quality of a Turkish novel, My Names is Red novel, to English, French, and Spanish with the features generated for each chapter. With the proposed method, translation loyalties to the original text can be quantified without any parallel comparisons. Then, we analyze the Turkish spoken texts of 98 people in different age groups in terms of gender and age attributes of the speakers. We also analyze the difference between written and spoken texts in Turkish. Results show that it is possible to predict the attributes of the speaker from the spoken text and written and spoken texts are significantly different in terms of stylometric measures. Later on, we make an assessment on cross-lingual transferring performances of multilingual networks from English to Turkish. We see that transferring is possible; however zero-shot cross-lingual transferring still has its way to be competitive with monolingual networks for Turkish. Lastly, we conduct a time-based stylometric analysis of Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar’s works. We see that Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar shows some differences compared to his contemporaries.

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Text mining, Stylometric analysis, Spoken text analysis, Discourse analysis, Cross-lingual learning, Transfer learning, Multi-lingual data
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