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Seriation algorithms for determining the evolution of The Star Husband Tale

Crista Arangala, J. Todd Lee and Cheryl Borden

Vol. 7 (2014), No. 1, 1–14
Abstract

We give an introduction to seriation techniques and apply such techniques to the North American folklore tale known as the Star Husband Tale. In particular, a spectral algorithm with imposed clustering is applied, with significant results that support the algorithm’s effectiveness.

Keywords
seriation, linear algebra, folk tales
Mathematical Subject Classification 2000
Primary: 15-04, 15A18
Milestones
Received: 26 February 2010
Revised: 27 October 2011
Accepted: 3 December 2011
Published: 24 October 2013

Communicated by Kenneth S. Berenhaut
Authors
Crista Arangala
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Elon University
Elon, NC 27244
United States
J. Todd Lee
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Elon University
Elon, NC 27244
United States
Cheryl Borden
Elon University
Elon, NC 27244
United States