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Wed Sep 5, 2018, 06:57 PM

Stylometry could tell us who the op-ed author is

Assuming the author has some public previous docs out there to work with for comparison. Lots of tools out there to determine authorship and people who know how to use them.

http://www.aicbt.com/authorship-attribution/online-software/

Not that this WH would be smart enough to do it. But I do think we will know sooner rather than later.

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Reply Stylometry could tell us who the op-ed author is (Original post)
Bradshaw3 Sep 2018 OP
Turbineguy Sep 2018 #1
Bradshaw3 Sep 2018 #2
kentuck Sep 2018 #3
Bradshaw3 Sep 2018 #4
Kaleva Sep 2018 #5
Bradshaw3 Sep 2018 #6
Kaleva Sep 2018 #10
a_data_scientist Sep 2018 #7
nolabear Sep 2018 #8
Bradshaw3 Sep 2018 #9

Response to Bradshaw3 (Original post)

Wed Sep 5, 2018, 07:04 PM

1. We should leave it alone.

Consider this person the "Deep Throat" of the trump admin.

But this is just , like, my opinion, man.

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Response to Turbineguy (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 5, 2018, 07:12 PM

2. Cool, dude

I would bet there are people out there right now working on the stylometry.

Regardless, the person will come out eventually. Be great if those inside members of the resistance would come out en masse and go to Congress with their experiences.

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Response to Bradshaw3 (Original post)

Wed Sep 5, 2018, 07:14 PM

3. Jeff Sessions?!

No! That can't be right!

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Response to kentuck (Reply #3)

Wed Sep 5, 2018, 07:16 PM

4. One guess is as good as another

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Response to Bradshaw3 (Original post)

Wed Sep 5, 2018, 07:20 PM

5. There's software that can defeat stylometry

A low tech solution is to have a trusted confidant take what you wrote and rewrite it.

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Response to Kaleva (Reply #5)

Wed Sep 5, 2018, 07:29 PM

6. The author may very well have not used software

I'm just not sure how up on tech a WH staffer is. Regardless, it is not a crime so it's not like the person would go to jail, no matter what shitgibbon says. Just another former WH employee.

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Response to Bradshaw3 (Reply #6)

Thu Sep 6, 2018, 10:46 AM

10. True. Many don't know that one's writting style can expose them.

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Response to Bradshaw3 (Original post)

Thu Sep 6, 2018, 07:55 AM

7. We had the same idea...

Hi. I found your post and your forum because I was actually doing stylometry on the op ed using the same online tool you suggested. I compared speeches from Pence, Pompeo, Coats and Kelly to the op ed. It always comes up Kelly, usually with a high degree of confidence...

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Response to a_data_scientist (Reply #7)

Thu Sep 6, 2018, 07:59 AM

8. Welcome to DU



Come for the stylometry, stay for the covfefe.

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Response to a_data_scientist (Reply #7)

Thu Sep 6, 2018, 10:42 AM

9. Wow, thanks

For spending the time. And welcome to the forum!

Kelly was one of my top candidates but most guessers like O'Donnell aren't naming him. I thought it might be a second tier person but of the higher ups Kelly was one of my choices.

It will be interesting to see how it turns out. You could post your findings here if you want or when you get enough posts you should make a thread.

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