A study on human perception of document paragraph layout

Benjamin Aziz, Aysha Abdulmonem Abdulla Erhama Bukhelli

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Abstract

We identify a list of characteristics of a text document that we use as the basis for a study on human perception of what the structure of a document should look like. Our study reveals that the native language dimension has a significant impact on the human perception of some such characteristics, including the average number of paragraphs starting with a verb, as well as other characteristics describing average paragraph proportions. The study results also show what the means values are, for the different document characteristics, and their distribution across the native language dimension, therefore providing some idea of what a normalised structure of a document should look like. The results of the study have a direct application in a new method for embedding secret messages in text documents that has been recently proposed by the authors and which uses manipulations in the paragraph layout of a document.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2023 14th International Conference on Information, Intelligence, Systems & Applications (IISA)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9798350318067
ISBN (Print)9798350318074
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Dec 2023
Event14th International Conference on Information, Intelligence, Systems and Applications - University of Thessaly, Volos, Greece
Duration: 10 Jul 202312 Jul 2023
Conference number: 14
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Conference

Conference14th International Conference on Information, Intelligence, Systems and Applications
Abbreviated titleIISA 2023
Country/TerritoryGreece
CityVolos
Period10/07/2312/07/23
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Keywords

  • document structures
  • paragraph layout
  • human perception

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