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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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