At Talk Left I saw a reference to the Gender Analyzer, which uses artificial intelligence to “determine if a homepage is written by a man or a woman.”
You enter the address, and it analyzes the text and gives you a prediction and a probability ratio.
When I checked this site, I got this:
We think / is written by a man (79%).
Better luck next time, computer! Maybe some linguist out there can explain why the program thinks I write like a man.
I fed in a bunch of other blogs, with mixed results. The analyzer correctly identified the “male” blogs I tested as being written by men, but mistakenly thought some of the “female” blogs were written by men too.
If it’s a close call, the analyzer will give you this kind of answer:
We guess http://walkslowlylivewildly.com is written by a woman (56%), however it’s quite gender neutral.