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Last sunday, an article in the NYT magazine publicized an
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Last sunday, an <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2003/08/10/magazine/10WWLN.html" title="nyt | 10 august">article in the NYT magazine</a> publicized an <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2003/08/10/magazine/10wwln-test.html title="nyt | the specifics">algorithm</a> developed by a team of Israeli scientists that predicts the sex of the author of a text.

Now, various people [<a href="http://www.bookblog.net/bbarchives/000246.html#000246" title="book blog">book blog</a>] have automated the algorithm so that you can <a href="http://www.bookblog.net/gender/genie.php" title=
gender genie">see if you write like a girl</a>.

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i tested this livejournal entry and it guesses you're a guy. so i guess it's gotta be right. very interesting nonetheless.. the power of linguistics? or the weakness or the english language?
... but what does it think of yours?

It is reassuring to have the computer confirm gender, though a few of my entries turned out to be girly.
I tested my last few entries. I am now a woman.
It's all of your contractions and some of your personal pronouns.

I'm a woman about half the time. This comment is probably a very female string of text.
BTW, happy belated birthday! :)
thanks and a happy birthday to you.
thank you very much, sir.
haha i need to try this out when i have time!
It is fun, but not as accurate as the authors claim. The algorithm is amazingly simple, so sometimes everyone is a gender-bending writer.

Maybe it depends on the length of the text analyzed?