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Gender Bender

August 26, 2003

This program claims to be able to distinguish the gender of an author from a sample of his or her writing. I fed it this entry and it told me I was a woman. "Maybe," I thought, "that show's I'm 'in touch with my feminine side'". But no, when you look at the record of results it had at the time I did the test, you'll see that it's pretty much a random 50 - 50 distribution:

Accuracy Results
Am I right?
yes 27448 (50%)
no 27452 (50%)
54900 total responses since August 15, 2003

Bloody software.

Posted by Jonah at August 26, 2003 12:48 PM