Abstract

Recent advances in automatic authorship attribution have been promising. Relatively new techniques such as N-gram analysis have shown important improvements in accuracy [2]. Much of the work in this area does remain in the realm of statistics best suited for human assistance rather than autonomous attribution [6]. While there have been attempts at using neural networks in the area in the past, they have been extremely limited and problem-specific [7]. This paper addresses the latter points by demonstrating a practical and truly autonomous attribution process using neural networks. Furthermore, we use a word-frequency classification technique to demonstrate the feasibility of this process in particular and the applications of neural networks to textual analysis in general.

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Computer Sciences

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