Title: A statistical approach to investigate the alternatives of love in Moulana's Divan

Authors: Mohammad Reza Mahmoudi; Ali Abasalizadeh; Marzieh Rahmati

Addresses: Department of Statistics, Faculty of Science, Fasa University, Fasa, Iran ' Department of Persian Literature, Fasa University, Fasa, Iran ' Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Yazd University, Yazd, Iran

Abstract: Conceptual metaphor is the systematic mapping of conceptual domains on each other. Love is the most important axis of mystical path. In this paper, all the lines in Moulana's are studied and different words, which are used as alternatives of love, are determined and classified in 11 areas. Then chi-square goodness of fit test is used to investigate and compare the frequency of different areas and words which are used as alternatives of love, separately. Finally, based on the clustering methods, these alternatives are clustered in three (high frequency, medium frequency, and low frequency). The results indicate the word 'fire' and the area 'human' have the highest uses as the alternatives of love.

Keywords: conceptual metaphor; love; Moulana; statistics; data mining; text mining.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBIDM.2020.109308

International Journal of Business Intelligence and Data Mining, 2020 Vol.17 No.3, pp.321 - 328

Received: 28 Sep 2017
Accepted: 13 Feb 2018

Published online: 24 Apr 2020 *

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