August 20, 2003

Boy Named Sue

The Gender Genie -- four times out of four, from writing samples -- sez I am female. Too many personal pronouns. A male, I guess, merely grunts and points. How do you fare?
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Posted by fred1st at August 20, 2003 05:03 AM | TrackBack

The genie pegged me as female 3 out of 4 times. The one it thought I was male was when I pasted in a post from my blog where I was complaining about my job. Hmmmmm.....

Posted by: Debi at August 20, 2003 07:22 AM

Four out of four, female. Didn't know I was so predictable! :-O

Posted by: irene at August 20, 2003 08:14 AM

Twice male, twice female. Fascinating, captain. I'd be interested to know more about the prounoun criteria...

Posted by: Pica at August 20, 2003 09:50 AM

I submitted writing from myself twice (it correctly pegged me both times), from a dear (male) friend (it said that he was female), from my hustband (it said that he was female), and from a friend whom most people take to be male but who is, in fact, female (it pegged her correctly). I have a theory that it never tags anyone as male--they rely on a hunch that 80% of the people who will take the time to play such games are female. [Pica--I'm ignoring your "male" responses because they don't fit with my theory--LOL.)

Posted by: Cop Car at August 20, 2003 10:22 PM

It thought I was female too. :-(
and my wife will tell you, I am the type to grunt and point.. lol


Posted by: jeremiah at August 20, 2003 10:25 PM

guess i'll be heading to sweden to get some work done. This thing is reliably wrong.

Posted by: rammer at August 20, 2003 10:45 PM

4 out of 4 results = male. Wrong-o. ;-)

Posted by: feste at August 21, 2003 01:24 AM

Three for three it knows I am a male. I wish the general public was as good as this software for guessing my gender at the bookstore where I work. Of course the confusion may be due to the fact that I have a smooth face and shoulder length curley hair. But hey this computer program doesn't even know I am 6'4"!

Posted by: Seth at August 21, 2003 10:53 AM

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