Teaching Neural Networks to Classify the Authors of Texts

Kanita Karadjuzovic-Hadziabdic


A lot of research has been done on author classification using various methodologies. One of them is using artificial neural networks. It is common that the number of descriptors used for author classification exceeds two. In this paper we propose a means of using artificial neural network to classify the authors of texts using only two descriptors: the number of words in a paragraph and a number of characters per word in a paragraph. The approach taken uses committee machines based on ensemble averaging. The basic idea is to solve the complex computational task by dividing it into a number of computationally simple tasks and then combining the solution of these tasks. The high performance achieved is because the committee is much better than the single best constituent in the isolation. Our results show that with the above approach we succeeded to correctly classify the works of Leo Tolstoy and George Orwell.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21533/scjournal.v1i1.76


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Digital Object Identifier DOI: 10.21533/scjournal

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