September 18, 2005

Gender Genie

Test a hunk of prose out with the Gender Genie!

Can it tell whether the author is male or female?

You tell me. Here are the tests I’ve performed:

  • Aces Full of Links: Male (James)
  • Pandora’s Tea Room: Female (Maggie)
  • Sox Win!: Male (Ryan)
  • Unbecoming Levity: Male (Chuck)
  • HMS Impossible: Male (Thirdmate)
  • AbsolutSara: Female (Sara)
  • Tatooine Moisture Farmer: Male (J. Sandstormer) J never identifies his/her gender, so we can’t verify this.
  • It’s a Bri Wise World: Male (Brian)
  • dreaming in denmark: Male (Beth) Bzzt- wrong!
  • Vowel Movement: Male (Bob)
  • Corridor of Uncertainty: Male (Sarah) Bzzt - wrong!

If I am not mistaken, it has more trouble identifying women than men.

Test your own text and report the results. It prefers passages over 500 words.

Posted by James at September 18, 2005 12:20 PM
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It got me right (female)!

Posted by: Karen at September 18, 2005 4:18 PM

I pasted something I wrote and it identified me as a male.

Posted by: Mike L. at September 19, 2005 10:26 AM

It's a fair cop. Although many are thrown off by the lace sleeves and ponytail. Oh, it's about the text.

Posted by: ThirdMate at September 19, 2005 11:00 AM

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