Stylometry, or authorship attribution, is one of the oldest types of digital humanities work, but there are a number of new strategies available today. This guide will review various stylometric research strategies, methods, and programs.
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Stylometry uses statistical methods to analyze style in order to determine authorship. Here is an overview.
Style + Measurement = Stylometry
It is largely based in Attribution Studies and Computational Linguistics, but it can also be used for Forensic Analysis.
This kind of study assumes that individuals (or authors) are unique and that such uniqueness is enacted in writing.
Like many strategies in the digital humanities, stylometry combines traditional close reading alongside more distant reading.