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Predict the sex of the author

An algorithm that attempts to predict the sex of the author from various aspects of a text: upload your text here. The scoring chart is amusing. The algorithm does its work with prepositions, pronouns, and copulas, all the little connective words.

Results for "Apples, Oranges, and Pears":
Female Score: 19092
Male Score: 17000

Results for Tradition & Protocol part 1:
Female Score: 39576
Male Score: 32059

Results for the opening section of the NLBS/NaNo project:
Female Score: 3852
Male Score: 3692

Heh. However, I'm crushed by the results for "The adventure of the displaced Watcher", since they mean I failed to write like Watson/ACD:
Female Score: 25935
Male Score: 24201
(Though Mr P is now telling me that "The Red-Headed League" is, in an excerpt, scoring rather female, so... the algorithm might be kinda culture-specific. Unshockingly.)
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We just did that with "The Red-Headed League", or an excerpt of it, anyway. It scored pretty heavily feminine! Which means, unsurprisingly, that the algorithm is pretty dependent on culture.
Okay, I take it back. I just did the entire text of RHL, and:

Words: 9203
Female Score: 11100
Male Score: 13095
That's what I was guessing--that you may well have done a good job at imitating ACD's style, but that language use has changed enough that it's scoring as feminine.
That's funny. I'm writing a new fic where I use a narrator. When I copy and past everything, I get female.

Female Score: 2608
Male Score: 1990

However, when I paste in just the narrator part, I get male.

Female Score: 703
Male Score: 1135

Very interesting.
If your narrator is male, excellent! I think it does better the longer the excerpt you give it, though.
I don't know-- Watson always struck me as a somewhat effeminate narrator. Or maybe that's just my reaction to the Victorian narrative voice, which is far different from what I'm used to. I'd run one of Sir Arthur's gems through this before writing off your success at hitting Watson's voice....

I'll have to read the info about how this algorithm was arrived at later-- on first glance it looks fascinating.

Hob
I was also thinking about it as a writing tool: learn what signifies text written by a male, and then push harder to use those cues when writing a male narrator. On the theory that readers will pick it up subconsciously.
Well, Victorian prose does tend to be flowery...

I'm a little bemused that most of what I write came out male. All the non-fiction and blogging I tried and about half of my fiction.
Is there something I should tell my husband?