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stylometry

Line breaks: styl|om¦etry
Pronunciation: /stʌɪˈlɒmɪtri
 
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Definition of stylometry in English:

noun

[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.

Derivatives

stylometric

1
Pronunciation: /ˌstʌɪləˈmɛtrɪk/
adjective
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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