Elena Yagunova, Lidia Pivovarova, and Svetlana Volskaya

News Text Segmentation in Human Perception

Abstract: The paper presents a methodology for investigation of human text perception in the process of news comprehension. We conduct four psycholinguistic and two computational experiments to obtain various text segmentations. We consider text elements of various language levels: from words and collocations to syntagmas, from syntagmas to propositions and from propositions to units larger than one sentence. On every language level it is possible to determine operative units, crucial for human text comprehension. We discover these units and then analyze their dependencies to each other and to various types of context.

1 Introduction

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