Source:Larsen and Rencher:Who Wrote the Book of Mormon? An Analysis of Wordprints:Our approach is sometimes referred to as the science of stylometry, which can be defined loosely as statistical analysis of style

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Larsen and Rencher: "Our approach is sometimes referred to as the science of stylometry, which can be defined loosely as statistical analysis of style"

Wayne A. Larsen and Alvin C. Rencher,

Our approach is sometimes referred to as the science of stylometry, which can be defined loosely as statistical analysis of style. It is also called computational stylistics. We do not use the word style in the literary sense of subjective impressions characterizing an author's mode of expression. We must deal with countable items which are amenable to statistical analysis. We look then for what is frequent but largely unnoticed, the quick little choices that confront an author in nearly every sentence. Such choices become habits, so the small details flow virtually without conscious effort. —(Click here to continue) [1]

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  1. Wayne A. Larsen and Alvin C. Rencher, "Who Wrote the Book of Mormon? An Analysis of Wordprints," Book of Mormon Authorship (1982)