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A Novel Method of Network Text Analysis  [PDF]
Starling Hunter
Open Journal of Modern Linguistics (OJML) , 2014, DOI: 10.4236/ojml.2014.42028

This paper describes a novel method of network text analysis, one that involves a new approach to 1) the selection of words from a text, 2) the aggregation of those words into higher-order concepts, 3) the kind of the relationship that establishes statements from pairs of concepts and 4) the extraction of meaning from the text network formed by these statements. After describing the method, I apply it to a sample of the seven most recent winners of the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay―Little Miss Sunshine, Juno, Milk, The Hurt Locker, The King’s Speech, Midnight in Paris, and Django Unchained. Consistent with prior research, I demonstrate that structure encodes meaning. Specifically, it is shown that statements associated with a text network’s least constrained nodes are consistent with themes in the films’ synopses found on Wikipedia, the International Movie Database, and Rotten Tomatoes.

Thematic and Lexical Repetition in a Contemporary Screenplay  [PDF]
Starling Hunter, Susan Smith
Open Journal of Modern Linguistics (OJML) , 2013, DOI: 10.4236/ojml.2013.31002

Several works on film theory and screenwriting practice take up the question of repetition within narrative. However, few if any, have articulated theories about the relationship between the repetition of the words that comprise the screenplay itself and repetition of the themes that lend coherence to the narrative. In this study we address this gap in the screenwriting and film literature. Specifically, we analyze repetition of words and themes in the screenplay of Sunshine Cleaning, a critically-acclaimed independent film. Based on our survey of the literature, we expect and we find several varieties of repetition among words associated with the major themes in Sunshine Cleaning. This repetition includes but is not limited to polyptoton (words formed by inflections, declensions, and conjugations of a common stem), homonymy, paregmenon (words sharing a common derivation), and compounding (words formed by combining two or more words). We further expect and find that the repetition of words linked to themes is extensive and found in the large majority of the scenes of the screenplay. Finally, we expect and find that words associated with the themes are repeated far more frequently than in a random sample of screenplays contained within the Corpus of Contemporary American English. We conclude the paper with a discussion of our study’s implications for the art and craft of screenwriting.

Word-Formation in Mark Boal’s The Hurt Locker  [PDF]
Starling David Hunter III
Open Journal of Modern Linguistics (OJML) , 2013, DOI: 10.4236/ojml.2013.31003

The repetition and development of unifying themes, ideas, and images within narratives are long-standing concerns in the literature on screenwriting. Four points of consensus concerning themes are evident: themes are 1) very few 2) are different from—but related to—the plotline 3) are oft-repeated and 4) are implicitly, rather than explicitly, stated. Several areas within the field of linguistics are relevant to these topics. Foremost among them is morphology, specifically word-formation—the rules by which new words are built upon the bases of other words, roots, or stems. This article considers the relationship of several kinds of word formation to thematic repetition in Mark Boal’s The Hurt Locker, the 2010 Academy-Award winner for best original screenplay. The morphological analysis reveals a pattern of thematic repetition extending to every scene of the screenplay and that encompasses the story’s underlying and unifying themes.

Finite symmetry group actions on substitution tiling C*-algebras
Charles Starling
Mathematics , 2012,
Abstract: For a finite symmetry group $G$ of an aperiodic substitution tiling system $(\p,\omega)$, we show that the crossed product of the tiling C*-algebra $\Aw$ by $G$ has real rank zero, tracial rank one, a unique trace, and that order on its K-theory is determined by the trace. We also show that the action of $G$ on $\Aw$ satisfies the weak Rokhlin property, and that it also satisfies the tracial Rokhlin property provided that $\Aw$ has tracial rank zero. In the course of proving the latter we show that $\Aw$ is finitely generated. We also provide a link between $\Aw$ and the AF algebra Connes associated to the Penrose tilings.
Boundary quotients of C*-algebras of right LCM semigroups
Charles Starling
Mathematics , 2014,
Abstract: We study C*-algebras associated to right LCM semigroups, that is, semigroups which are left cancellative and for which any two principal right ideals are either disjoint or intersect in another principal right ideal. If $P$ is such a semigroup, its C*-algebra admits a natural boundary quotient $\mathcal{Q}(P)$. We show that $\mathcal{Q}(P)$ is isomorphic to the tight C*-algebra of a certain inverse semigroup associated to $P$, and thus is isomorphic to the C*-algebra of an \'etale groupoid. We use this to give conditions on $P$ which guarantee that $\mathcal{Q}(P)$ is simple and purely infinite, and give applications to self-similar groups and Zappa-Sz\'ep products of semigroups.
Inverse semigroups associated to subshifts
Charles Starling
Mathematics , 2015,
Abstract: The dynamics of a one-sided subshift $\mathsf{X}$ can be modeled by a set of partially defined bijections. From this data we define an inverse semigroup $\mathcal{S}_{\mathsf{X}}$ and show that it has many interesting properties. We prove that the Carlsen-Matsumoto C*-algebra $\mathcal{O}_\mathsf{X}$ associated to $\mathsf{X}$ is canonically isomorphic to Exel's tight C*-algebra of $\mathcal{S}_{\mathsf{X}}$. As one consequence, we obtain that $\mathcal{O}_\mathsf{X}$ can be written as a partial crossed product of a commutative C*-algebra by a countable group.
K-theory of crossed products of tiling C*-algebras by rotation groups
Charles Starling
Mathematics , 2013, DOI: 10.1007/s00220-014-2070-5
Abstract: Let $\Omega$ be a tiling space and let $G$ be the maximal group of rotations which fixes $\Omega$. Then the cohomology of $\Omega$ and $\Omega/G$ are both invariants which give useful geometric information about the tilings in $\Omega$. The noncommutative analog of the cohomology of $\Omega$ is the K-theory of a C*-algebra associated to $\Omega$, and for translationally finite tilings of dimension 2 or less the K-theory is isomorphic to the direct sum of cohomology groups. In this paper we give a prescription for calculating the noncommutative analog of the cohomology of $\Omega/G$, that is, the K-theory of the crossed product of the tiling C*-algebra by $G$. We also provide a table with some calculated K-groups for many common examples, including the Penrose and pinwheel tilings.
Structural Holes and Banner-Ad Click-Throughs  [PDF]
Starling David Hunter III, Ravi Chinta
Technology and Investment (TI) , 2013, DOI: 10.4236/ti.2013.41005

This paper examines the impact of social capital on advertising performance in an online social network. Specifically, we show that a widely-employed measure of social capital—network constraint—explains variation in the number of click-throughs received by 5986 banner advertisements appearing on 25 Twitter-related websites. As predicted, banner advertisements receive significantly more clicks when placed on websites that bridge structural holes, i.e. bridge otherwise disconnected segments of the network.

W(h)ither the Full Season: An Empirical Model for Predicting the Duration of New Television Series’ First Season  [PDF]
Starling David Hunter, Yelitza Prada Breen
Advances in Journalism and Communication (AJC) , 2017, DOI: 10.4236/ajc.2017.52005
Abstract: Television seasons have gotten shorter and shorter over the past few decades. This has been especially true for new dramatic television series where the norm has dropped to thirteen episodes from almost double that figure twenty years ago. Somewhat surprisingly, there is a dearth of empirical research on this question. In this study, we build on recent research in the field of cultural economics to test the effect of three factors on the duration of new television series’ first season—the originality of the series’ premise, the track record of its creators, and the cognitive complexity of the pilot episode script. As expected, we find that in a sample of 165 new dramatic series debuting in the nine most recently completed seasons, these three factors—both individually and in combination—positively impact both the number of episodes of a new series and the likelihood that new series gets a “full” first season.
A República e o Sert o. Imagina o literária e republicanismo no Brasil The Republic and the Sert o. Literary Imagination and Republicanism in Brazil La République et la brousse. Imagination littéraire et républicanisme au Brésil
Heloisa Maria Murgel Starling
Revista Crítica de Ciências Sociais , 2012, DOI: 10.4000/rccs.626
Abstract: Este artigo tem por objetivo refletir sobre as pretens es de enraizamento e ancestralidade dos fundamentos políticos do republicanismo no Brasil. Para tanto pretende retomar as formula es sobre o conceito de sert o gerado no interior da imagina o histórica e literária brasileira como um dos caminhos possíveis para interpreta o da República e de seus ideais normativos. O recurso à idéia de sert o exprime a importancia do registro de imagina o, inven o e simboliza o para compreens o do tema da funda o. Nesse cenário, o artigo pretende retomar o conceito de sert o no percurso da imagina o literária brasileira ancorado por três autores: Euclides da Cunha, Graciliano Ramos, Guimar es Rosa. This article sets out to reflect on the pretentions to roots and ancestrality in the political foundations of republicanism in Brazil. To this end, it takes up anew formulations on the concept of sert o generated within the Brazilian historical and literary imagination as one of the possible ways of interpreting the Republic and its normative ideals. Recourse to the idea of sert o expresses the importance of the register of the imagination, of invention and symbolisation for an understanding of the theme of foundation. In this scenario, my article takes up anew the concept of sert o in the trajectory of the Brazilian literary imagination, anchored by three authors: Euclides da Cunha, Graciliano Ramos, Guimar es Rosa. Le but de cet article est de réfléchir sur les prétentions d’enracinement et d’appartenance ancestrale dans les fondements politiques du républicanisme au Brésil. Pour le faire, nous prendrons en considération les formulations sur le concept de la brousse (sert o) créé à l’intérieur de l’imagination historique et littéraire brésilienne en tant qu’un des chemins possibles dans l’interprétation de la République et de ses idées normatives. Le recours à l’idée de la brousse exprime l’importance du registre de l’imagination, de l’invention et de la symbolisation dans la compréhension du thème de la fondation. Dans ce cadre, l’article présent prétend réexaminer le concept de la brousse dans le parcours de l’imagination littéraire brésilienne chez trois auteurs : Euclides da Cunha, Graciliano Ramos et Guimar es Rosa.
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