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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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Doctoral Dissertation


Arts and Sciences


Hispanic Studies

First Advisor

Dr. Moisés R. Castillo

Second Advisor

Dr. Mark Richard Lauersdorf


The purpose of this thesis is to shed light on the numerous authorship and dating problems presented by the Spanish Golden Age theatre. Specifically, it focuses on Lope de Vega (1562-1635), a notable and highly successful playwright of this period. Through the compilation of a wide set of texts and the application of Artificial Intelligence techniques (machine learning), a control corpus is evaluated to find the best systems and parameters. Once this evaluation has been undertaken, a large group of plays is analyzed to try to obtain results that can illuminate some real problems of authorship and dating in relation to Lope de Vega’s production.

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This study was supported by Beca La Caixa Estudios de posgrado en América del Norte y Asia-Pacífico