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what gender is your prose?

well, i guess i'll have to add Lingua::EN::Gender to my rather long list of things to check out:

"I discovered The Gender Genie from LaughingMeme, which led me to Moshe Koppel and Shlomo Argamon's algorithm, described in Nature and the New York Times Magazine. The Koppel-Argamon algorithm analyzes the text and guesses the author's gender. The algorithm was very simple, so I implemented it as a Perl module -- Lingua::EN::Gender."

i could imagine a few amusing and pointless applications that could benefit from guessing an author's gender. [ via laughingmeme ]

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8/26/2003 09:22:00 PM 0 comments


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