Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Predict the gender of an author

This is interesting. We did this with fairly good success in A Silver Sky: Poetry and Place in the Pacific Northwest, but we didn't turn it into a computer algorithm... damn. Click here for a list of libraries that have a copy of the awesome anthology of Northwest Poetry we compiled and edited, the largest ever!

"Inspired by an article and a test in The New York Times Magazine, the Gender Genie uses a simplified version of an algorithm developed by Moshe Koppel, Bar-Ilan University in Israel, and Shlomo Argamon, Illinois Institute of Technology, to predict the gender of an author. Read more at BookBlog, The New York Times, and The Guardian.

Simply type or paste your text in the box below. Choose a genre and click submit for the results."

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