Anil Ramakrishna


2017

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Linguistic analysis of differences in portrayal of movie characters
Anil Ramakrishna | Victor R. Martínez | Nikolaos Malandrakis | Karan Singla | Shrikanth Narayanan
Proceedings of the 55th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (Volume 1: Long Papers)

We examine differences in portrayal of characters in movies using psycholinguistic and graph theoretic measures computed directly from screenplays. Differences are examined with respect to characters’ gender, race, age and other metadata. Psycholinguistic metrics are extrapolated to dialogues in movies using a linear regression model built on a set of manually annotated seed words. Interesting patterns are revealed about relationships between genders of production team and the gender ratio of characters. Several correlations are noted between gender, race, age of characters and the linguistic metrics.

2015

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A quantitative analysis of gender differences in movies using psycholinguistic normatives
Anil Ramakrishna | Nikolaos Malandrakis | Elizabeth Staruk | Shrikanth Narayanan
Proceedings of the 2015 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing