Wednesday, October 22, 2003Oh my, this is interesting...The Gender Genie will divine the gender of a writer using a sample piece of text. You can try it for yourself at http://www.bookblog.net/gender/genie.html .
Go ahead - copy-and-paste in any text sample in the box. You can use blogs, documents, whatever...generally over 500 words works best. The algorithm is explained in a simplified manner at the bottom of the results page, but you can access the original paper by Moshe Koppel, Bar-Ilan University in Israel, and Shlomo Argamon, Illinois Institute of Technology if you want an in-depth look.