Publication
Title
Cross-genre authorship verification using unmasking
Author
Abstract
In this paper we will stress-test a recently proposed technique for computational authorship verification, unmasking'', which has been well received in the literature. The technique envisages an experimental set-up commonly referred to as authorship verification'', a task generally deemed more difficult than so-called authorship attribution''. We will apply the technique to authorship verification across genres, an extremely complex text categorization problem that so far has remained unexplored. We focus on five representative contemporary English-language authors. For each of them, the corpus under scrutiny contains several texts in two genres (literary prose and theatre plays). Our research confirms that unmasking is an interesting technique for computational authorship verification, especially yielding reliable results within the genre of (larger) prose works in our corpus. Authorship verification, however, proves much more difficult in the theatrical part of the corpus.
Language
English
Source (journal)
English studies : a journal of English language and literature. - Amsterdam
Publication
Amsterdam : 2012
ISSN
0013-838X [print]
1744-4217 [online]
Volume/pages
93:3(2012), p. 340-356
ISI
000304480400008
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
Full text (publisher's version - intranet only)
UAntwerpen
Faculty/Department
Research group
Publication type
Subject
Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
Record
Identification
Creation 31.05.2012
Last edited 21.09.2017
To cite this reference