Sunday, December 02, 2007

Gender Genie

Anyone happening by this blog would have no problem identifying that the author is female, where the title and picture are dead giveaways. But according to the Gender Genie, more times than not, my writing is pegged at "male". According to their site:
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.
Here is a typical result:
Words: 702
Female Score: 665 Male Score: 773

The Gender Genie thinks the author of this passage is: male!

My guess is that my engineering style overpowers my writing!


Melissa said...

I put in two different Hump Day posts. The one where I talk about material possesions was skewed heavily female. The one where I rant about news and gossip was skewed heavily male.


Julie Pippert said...

Interesting! I wonder what it would say about me...and if two posts would get two results!

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