What am I doing with blogs?
As I said above, I am interested in studying personal blogs. Blogs which are, for the most part, the thoughts and words of one person. More specifically, I am studying writing style.
I am going to be looking for trends in style, as the relate to the character of the author. By style I mean linguistic features such as those used by the stylistics community for authorship attribution, such as sentence length, word bigrams and trigrams, and parts-of-speech. And by character, I mean just that.
To be even more specific: Scott is doing an experiment analysing one month’s posts by native English speaking bloggers. Of course it’s a pity that non-native speakers are excluded 🙂
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