Chat mining for gender prediction
4th International Conference on Advances in Information Systems, ADVIS 2006
274 - 283
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The aim of this paper is to investigate the feasibility of predicting the gender of a text document's author using linguistic evidence. For this purpose, term- and style-based classification techniques are evaluated over a large collection of chat messages. Prediction accuracies up to 84.2% are achieved, illustrating the applicability of these techniques to gender prediction. Moreover, the reverse problem is exploited, and the effect of gender on the writing style is discussed. © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006.
KeywordsClassification (of information)