| ||Ask HN: Can Google aggregate everything you've ever posted anonymously online based on writing style?|
36 points by staunch on Dec 30, 2008 | hide | past | web | favorite | 33 comments |
|I'm just asking about Google because they're in such a good position to do it.|
Is any private company doing it? It'd be neat if there was a web site that you could submit some writing samples (emails or whatever) and then see everything else that person has posted online (regardless of whether it was anonymous or not).
I'm sure there's no way to do it with total accuracy, but with enough input shouldn't it be possible to be highly accurate?
Anyone know of any software that can take a large number of writing samples and determine who wrote which ones?
If not, how would you go about creating it?
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