The first accurate quantitative re-attribution of all central texts of the British Renaissance was just released. The book describes and applies the first unbiased and accurate method of computational-linguistics authorial-attribution. It covers 284 texts with 7,832,156 words, 104 authorial bylines, a range of genres, and a timespan between 1560 and 1662. And it includes helpful diagrams that visually show the quantitative-matches and the identical most-frequent phrases
Re-Attribution of the British Renaissance Corpus describes a newly invented for this study computational-
All of the attribution steps are described precisely to give readers replicable instructions on how they can apply them to any text from any period that they are interested in determining an attribution for.
This method can be applied to solving criminal linguistic mysteries such as who wrote the Unabomber Manifesto, or theological mysteries such as if any of the Dead Sea Scrolls might have been forged by a modern author.
This method is uniquely accurate because it uses 27 different quantitative tests that measure a text’s dimensions and its similarity or divergence to other texts automatically, without the statisticians being able to skew the outcome by altering the experiment’s analytical design.
Re-Attribution guides researchers not only on how to perform the basic calculations, but also how to perform the biographical and documentary research to derive who among the potential bylines in a single signature-group is the ghostwriter, while the others are merely ghostwriter-
Reliable accuracy is achieved by also performing other types of attribution tests to check if these alternative approaches validate or contradict the 27-tests’ findings. Non-quantitative tests discussed include deciphering the hidden implications of contemporary pufferies, as well as comparing structural elements such as characters, plot, and element borrowings.
Part II presents a revised version of the history of the birth of the theater in Britain by reviewing forensic accounting evidence in Philip Henslowe’s Diary, and the documented history of homicidal lending practices and government corruption connected with troupes and theaters.
Parts III-VIII explain precisely how this series derived that the British Renaissance was ghostwritten by only six linguistic-signatures:
And Part IX returns for an intricate analysis of a few pseudonyms or ghostwriting-
The first accurate quantitative re-attribution of all central texts of the British Renaissance.
- Describes and applies the first unbiased and accurate method of computational-linguistics authorial-attribution.
- Covers 284 texts with 7,832,156 words, 104 authorial bylines, a range of genres, and a timespan between 1560 and 1662.
- Includes helpful diagrams that visually show the quantitative-matches and the identical most-frequent phrases between the texts in each linguistic-signature-group.
- Detailed chronologies for each of the six ghostwriters and the bylines they wrote under, including their dates of birth, death, publications, and other biographical markers that explain why each of them was the only logical attribution.
- A full bibliography of the 284 tested texts.
- All of the raw and processed data, not only in summary-tables inside of the book, but also in-full on a publicly-accessible website.
- One table includes all of the data from the first-edition title-pages (byline, printer, bookseller, date, proverbs), and the first-performance (date, troupe).
- A table on structural elements across all “Shakespeare”-bylined texts summarizes their plot-movements, character-types, settings, slang-usage, primary sources, and poetic design (percentage of rhyme and hendiadys).
- To explain why these are the first truly accurate re-attributions, numerous reasons for discrediting previous attribution claims are provided throughout.
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