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This Computer Program Turns Famous Writers Into Anonymous Hacks

July 31, 2013

Dr. Rachel Greenstadt, an assistant professor in the College of Engineering, graduate student Andrew W.E. McDonald and undergraduate Marc Barrowclift were featured in a July 31 New Republic story about a software program they developed that can strip text of stylistic markers in order to obscure the identity of the author. In the article, the group used its program, “Anonymouth,” to alter well-known texts by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Leo Tolstoy, Charles Dickens, David Foster Wallace, George Eliot and the King James Bible.

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