Monday, November 24, 2008

I'm a man

Charlotte Gore, and many other bloggers, have been trying out Gender Analyzer:

We created Genderanalyzer out of curiosity and fun. It uses Artificial Intelligence to determine if a homepage is written by a man or woman.
And it is 65 per cent certain that Liberal England is written by a man. That's butch enough for me.

Take it away, lads.

1 comment:

Costigan Quist said...

Mine said there's an 82% chance I'm a man (which is pretty much what I've always thought).

But look at how many blogs it predicted correctly.

They've looked at the language in a bunch of blogs where they know the author's sex, looked for correlations and made predictions on that basis.

But right now people are reporting the predictions are wrong about half the time (47%). Since there are only two choices, that suggests it performs no better than chance and so isn't working at all. (Or that lots of people are wrongly saying it got them wrong, for some reason).