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  • n. a statistical method of analyzing a text to determine its author


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  • On Sunday the Times of London reported on a Republican attempt to use stylometry to affect tomorrow's US election: Dr Peter Millican, a philosophy don at Hertford College, Oxford, has devised a computer software program that can detect when works are by the same author by comparing favourite words and phrases.

    Archive 2008-11-01

  • At the recent Oz Club convention in Fayetteville, New York, there was a discussion of whether stylometry (I remembered the word with the help of my PDA) could identify certain anonymous newspaper articles as the writing of L. Frank Baum.

    Archive 2008-11-01

  • I think stylometry software is becoming cheap enough for ordinary people to use, but we have to know how.

    Stylometry for Fun and Profit

  • F.ur years later Owen's criticism of stylometry, as well as his interpretation of the relevant arguments in the Theaetetus and the Parmenides, were in turn vigorously if not rancorously disputed by H.F. Cherniss in defense of the traditional view.

    Plato's Timaeus

  • Textual criticism is nevertheless, includes a lot of subjective conclusions, but one tool in particular is intriguing and might have an application here -- stylometry.


  • Platonic scholars also frequently appeal to stylometry (that is, the quantitative study of the features of Plato's prose style) to help to date the dialogues.

    Plato on utopia

  • If the methods a stylometry analysis uses are known (and they couldn't very well be a secret to hold up in court),

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  • Modern stylometry relies on computers for statistical analysis of texts.

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  • The contributions of Professors David Crystal, Tom Clayton, and Ward Elliott whose Claremont-McKenna Shakespeare Clinic conducted the stylometry tests demand particular recognition.

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  • stylometry – the study of the chronology and development of an author's work based especially on the recurrence of particular turns of expression or trends of thought; hence, stylometrics and stylometrist (or stylometrician)

    July 26, 2008