Playing with "Gender Genie"

by Diane

I’d heard about it on and off, through other people’s blogs, over the last ten days or so. This morning, when it more or less shoved itself under my nose via Blog Irish (what a great name for a blog…) I thought I’d give it a try.

I fed it the “Samhain” entry and got this result:

“Female Score: 253 / Male Score: 849 / The Gender Genie thinks the author of this passage is: male!”

…Okay, it says that it works best with excerpts of more than five hundred words. So I pulled a 2000-word chunk out of the middle of Wizard’s Holiday, and got this result:

“Female Score: 2533 / Male Score: 3223 / The Gender Genie thinks the author of this passage is: male!”

…Okay. So then I grabbed 3500 words out of the middle of Stealing the Elf-King’s Roses, and got this result:

“Female Score: 6721 / Male Score: 8784 / The Gender Genie thinks the author of this passage is: male!”

…(chuckle) And this result from part of a book frequently mistaken for a romance. (shrug) I guess I must use a lot of “boy words”, or something. I need to take a closer look at the algorithm they’re using…in my copious spare time.

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