"I Write Like" logo (old typewriter)

An online app that checks which famous writer you write like with a statistical analysis tool, which analyzes your word choice and writing style and compares them with those of the famous writers.

Any text in English will do: your latest blog post, journal entry, comment, chapter of your unfinished book, etc. For reliable results paste at least a few paragraphs (not tweets).

An excerpt from an interview with the creator by theawl.com  (interview link is below)  …

“You enter some text—“your latest blog post, journal entry, comment, chapter of your unfinished book”—and a split-second later, it spits out the html code for a blog-ready badge: “I Write Like H.P. Lovecraft,” or any of the 49 other authors in its database.”

How “I Write Like” works

(repost from Tumblr)

“Actually, the algorithm is not a rocket science, and you can find it on every computer today. It’s a Bayesian classifier, which is widely used to fight spam on the Internet. Take for example the “Mark as spam” button in Gmail or Outlook. When you receive a message that you think is spam, you click this button, and the internal database gets trained to recognize future messages similar to this one as spam. This is basically how “I Write Like” works on my side: I feed it with “Frankenstein” and tell it, “This is Mary Shelley. Recognize works similar to this as Mary Shelley.” Of course, the algorithm is slightly different from the one used to detect spam, because it takes into account more stylistic features of the text, such as the number of words in sentences, the number of commas, semicolons, and whether the sentence is a direct speech or a quotation.”

full interview with creator…

Where is “I Write Like”?

The link to the online site is here … http://iwl.me/

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