|Syntactic Confectionery Delight|
Text Analysis Tools to compare Slinker and Stinker?by Cody Pendant (Prior)
|on Jan 21, 2003 at 23:40 UTC||Need Help??|
Cody Pendant has asked for the
wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
I'm a member of an online community.
This community has a member who was so annoying, he was banned. Let's call him Stinker.
Shortly after he was banned, another member joined, who has the same ISP and whose posting style and mannerisms are remarkably similar to the banned member. Let's call him Slinker.
He's better behaved, but a lot of people are convinced that it's just the same old guy, and he's laughing at us for having banned him and let him right back on the next day.
It's causing bad feeling.
So, are there textual analysis tools, linguistic or brute-force pattern-matching tools I can use in Perl? I'm hoping if I can feed a module 1000 lines of Slinker and 1000 lines of Stinker and have it say something like "These two files have a Herzenberger-Foogenboogen Written English Similarity Rating of 97%"?
I would of course have a control, and hopefully compare it with a third member who's above suspicion to show that they had a H.F.W.E.S.R. of like 30%, to make it above board and judicious?