Want to find out if your writing style has a distinct feminine touch? Or does it reek of male chauvinism? Well then, check out Gender Genie, a website designed to predict whether a piece of writing is likely to have been written by a male or a female author. The tool is based on a simplified version of an algorithm that looks at the significant difference in the way different sexes use pronouns and certain types of noun modifiers.
I did some random tests and most of them were pretty spot on. But then an idea struck me and I put a ficton story I wrote (“Heart Of Glass“) to the test. True enough, Gender Genie determined that the story was written by a female author.
Btw, the research paper can be downloaded here.