"The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing."


Glenn Reynolds:

Barack Obama:
"Impossible to transcend."

Albert A. Gore, Jr.:
"An incontinent brute."

Rev. Jeremiah Wright:
"God damn the Gentleman Farmer."

Friends of GF's Sons:
"Is that really your dad?"

Kickball Girl:
"Keeping 'em alive until 7:45."

Hired Hand:
"I think . . . we forgot the pheasant."

I'm an
Alcoholic Yeti
in the
TTLB Ecosystem

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

It's a Girl!

Gender Analyzer describes itself thusly:
We created GenderAnalyzer out of curiosity and fun. It uses Artificial Intelligence to determine if a homepage is written by a man or woman. Behind the scene, a text classifier hosted over at uClassify.com has been trained on blogs written by men and women. In our lab it seems to works pretty well, we want to see how it performs on the web! We hope you like it!
So we thought we'd give it a try. Drudge Report, for example, is rightly identified as being written by a man, as is Instapundit. The Divine Ms. Althouse is found to be a woman, as is Miss Julie.

Now the analysis is based entirely upon the text of the blog itself. That presumably means that data respecting subjects, vocabulary, syntax and the like are collected and compared to writing known to be by a man or instead by a woman. The software doesn't know whether you're a boy or a girl, it can only conclude that you write like a boy, or you write like a girl.

It is perhaps then not surprising that the program misidentifies certain sites -- such as the radical feminist Firedoglake (written mostly by the adorable Jane Hamsher)-- as being almost certainly written by a man.

And we're proud to report that Gender Analyzer concludes with great confidence that Glib & Superficial is written by a woman.


Comments on "It's a Girl!"


Anonymous Uncle M said ... (4:49 PM) : 

Yet, in May 2005, you were deemed just barely masculine (51%). Apparently, in time, you've become more of a bitch.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:51 PM) : 

hmm...right now, you're showing 97% external genitalia.


Blogger Gentleman Farmer said ... (9:50 PM) : 

I hate it when that happens.


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