I need to find some general rules used in Newspaper headlines. I will use computational linguistics (nltk python library) to develop classification algorithm to distinguish news and not news by headline.


There are recognisable differences in grammar from normal language, at least in English (eg omission of most articles) but I don't know how systematic the differences are. There are a couple of scholarly works listed in the Wikipedia article on Headlinese, but I haven't looked at them myself.

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