14.0833 stylometrics in the courts?

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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 14, No. 833.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

             Date: Thu, 03 May 2001 07:07:07 +0100
             From: Hilary Attfield <u0124@wvnvm.wvnet.edu>
             Subject: Stylometics in the courts

    Could anyone point me to documentation of the use of stylometrics for proof
    of authorship in British, Canadian, or Australian courts? I believe that
    such evidence is not generally acceptable in US courts but is in the
    aforementioned countries. Help, anyone?
    Hilary Attfield

    Hilary Attfield hattfiel@wvu.edu
    Technical Editor, Victorian Poetry
    Interim Co-ordinator of the Center for Literary Computing
    Dept. of English, PO Box 6296
    West Virginia University
    Morgantown, Wv 26506-6296

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