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That writing meme...

I was curious and backtracked to the group that coded the meme. Because I wanted to know how the app actually analyzes the text.

The blog-owner was so kind as to answer, when I asked: "...both words and sentence structure (not random)."

I also found his comment on the original post for the app.: "Currently it analyzes vocabulary (use of words), number of words, commas, and semicolons in sentences, number of sentences with quotation marks and dashes (direct speech)."

So, now we know a little more. He promised to reveal more in upcoming blog posts... :)

I posted a fairly long part of the fanfic that I'm currently working on, and again ended up with Dan Brown... :) Maybe I should go dig out his books again, to see what's similar... *ponders*



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Jul. 14th, 2010 10:04 pm (UTC)
Ha, I got Dan Brown once or twice, my most consistent result was Chuck Palahniuk. I haven't read anything by him, and the most I know is that he's the author of a story that makes me sick even without reading it, so I guess it's okay? Sorta? I mean, that's some powerful writing, right?
Jul. 14th, 2010 10:07 pm (UTC)
I got Dan Brown most of the time. Some Rowling, once Stephen King and once Kurt Vonnegut.

Hm... I haven't read any of Palahniuk's stuff, either. But from what I've gathered it's supposed to be quite heady stuff. So yes, I'd say your writing is just as powerful. :) And that means it's perfect! :)
Jul. 14th, 2010 10:47 pm (UTC)
Thanks for posting that link - I was really curious as to how the comparisions were made too.
Jul. 15th, 2010 07:49 am (UTC)
I just couldn't let it go. ^^ Things like that just... prick me and I have to go dig deeper.

If I read more about the app, I'll post it...
Jul. 15th, 2010 09:08 am (UTC)
Thanks. I appreciate that. I'll keep an eye out for if you do.
Jul. 15th, 2010 01:44 am (UTC)
Thanks for posting this, I've been wondering about the same thing myself.
Jul. 15th, 2010 07:49 am (UTC)
I just couldn't let it go. :) We'll see what more we find out in the upcoming days...
Jul. 17th, 2010 09:32 pm (UTC)
As an FYI- someone on my flist posted this:
Jul. 17th, 2010 11:15 pm (UTC)

Looks like they changed the coding, since when I tried it, there was nothing like that on there...

We'll see what the originator has to say... :)
Jul. 18th, 2010 12:17 am (UTC)
In all honesty, I don't really care what they have to say. I was merely pointing it out to you as a courtesy, since you had made this post. As for me, I didn't do the meme, and I really don't care one way or the other. Sorry!
Jul. 18th, 2010 11:38 am (UTC)
Ah... I'm sorry. I wasn't criticising you or the post that you'd kindly linked me to. If I came across like that, then I'm truly sorry. I've been following this more out of curiosity, since I found the original idea (the meme itself) quite interesting and funny. I was not trying to diss either the link that you posted to or you. It was more idle curiosity on my part than anything else...

I'm sorry if you felt offended by my comment.
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