Categories Digital storytelling Simple gender determination from linguistic analysis Post author By Seb Chan Post date December 29, 2006 3 Comments on Simple gender determination from linguistic analysis The Gender Genie is a little text analyser that suggest the gender of the writer based on the frequency and occurrence of particular words. (via Gizmodo) Share this: Twitter Facebook Email Print ← OPAC2.0 – Multiple images and new acquisitions added → Lorcan Dempsey on ‘intentional data’ 3 replies on “Simple gender determination from linguistic analysis” Simplistic binary gender distinctions are problematic, to put it mildly… Based on a blog post I fed it, the ‘Gender Genie’ thinks I’m female! I’ve always known that I’m touch with my ‘feminine side’, but I’m not about to identify as female just yet… ;) Unsurprisingly the collection records I fed it were overwhelmingly male. I’m not sure that this necessarily reinforces binary gender distinctions, but perhaps it could be argued that it instead reveals the linguistic construction of gender, I reckon it does both – I guess it depends how people use it. Comments are closed.