Sat, 23 Aug 2003

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the gender genie

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Supposedly, this script can tell whether the writer is male or female. Details of the algorithm can be found on nature.com.

The results, however, are not encouraging, given that it is right only 50% of the time. I tried plugging in some of my old blog entries into the script, and it was right about "kid a" by radiohead but wrong about But Now What?. I also plugged in one of R's blog entries (sorry! I couldn't resist! I hope you don't mind!) and the script got it right.

Interesting thought, though. If the script actually worked, you could use it to guess the gender of an anonymous blogger. Heh.

Ken (aka 1moredork online) experiments with the Gender Genie. (Link from littleyellowdifferent.com)

And I was highly amused by Ken's comment.

16:22:46 23 Aug 2003 > /computers/AI > permalink > 0 comments

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