Stylometry-based Approach for Detecting Writing Style Changes in Literary Texts

Helena Montserrat Gomez Adorno, Germán Rios, Juan Pablo Posadas Durán, Grigori Sidorov, Gerardo Sierra


In this paper, we present an approach to identify changes in the writing style of 7 writers of novels written in English. We defined 3 stages of writing for each author, each stage contains 3 novels with a maximum of 3 years between each publication. We propose several stylometric features to represent the novels in a vector space model We use supervised learning algorithms to determine if by means of his stylometric-based representation is possible to identify to which stage of writing each novel belongs.


Stylometry, writing style, authorship analysis.

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