April 27th, 2007

The Gender Genie

http://bookblog.net/gender/analysis.php says:
Inspired by an article and a test in The New York Times Magazine, the Gender Genie uses a simplified version of an algorithm developed by Moshe Koppel, Bar-Ilan University in Israel, and Shlomo Argamon, Illinois Institute of Technology, to predict the gender of an author. Read more at BookBlog, The New York Times, and The Guardian.

(NOTE: The genie works best on texts of more than 500 words.)
I just tried it on my two most recent posts with more than 500 words:

The first one (private):

Words: 536
Female Score: 824
Male Score: 565
The Gender Genie thinks the author of this passage is: female!


The second one:

Words: 646
Female Score: 1133
Male Score: 1044
The Gender Genie thinks the author of this passage is: female!

I blog like a girl. Oh, the shock.

There are different settings for fiction, non-fiction, and blog posts.

(from http://scienceblogs.com/ethicsandscience/2007/04/do_i_blog_like_a_girl.php)