Monday, February 19, 2018

FT Alphaville's Alexandra Scaggs Writes Like a Boy

Thus sayeth HackerFactor's gender guesser. Using a sample from Alexandra's "Someone is wrong on the internet, the 'decline of men' edition" and being careful to excise the quotes from Tyler Cowen, the analyzer says:

Total words: 366

Genre: Informal
  Female = 568
  Male   = 808
  Difference = 240; 58.72%
  Verdict: Weak MALE
Weak emphasis could indicate European.

Genre: Formal
  Female = 321
  Male   = 569
  Difference = 248; 63.93%
  Verdict: MALE

We tried two other analyzers, and the analyzer at the Stevens Institute of Technology. Unfortunately the former kept giving an error message and the latter 503'd with 'Service Temporarily Unavailable'.

The results from Hacker Factor are in line with those we found for Ms Scaggs' boss in 2014's
 "Alphaville's Izabella Kaminska Writes Like a Boy (but is kind to the elderly and robots)"