Definition of stylometry in English:

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Pronunciation: /stʌɪˈlɒmɪtri/


[mass noun]
The statistical analysis of variations in literary style between one writer or genre and another.
Example sentences
  • Thanks for demonstrating that literary stylometry has progressed far beyond intuition and type-token ratios.
  • Binongo's paper appeared in the spring issue of the journal Chance, in a special issue on stylometry - the science of measuring literary style.
  • There will always be some authorship questions that stylometry can't touch.



Pronunciation: /ˌstʌɪləˈmɛtrɪk/
Example sentences
  • He then subjected his hunches to rigorous stylometric testing, checking their diction against the 20,783 words known to have been written by James between 1858 and 1871.
  • The Federalist Papers has long been a favorite testing ground for researchers trying out new stylometric methods.
  • Test data sets were created from Project Gutenberg texts and a variety of stylometric features were counted.

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