A Simple Local n-gram Ensemble for Authorship Verification

@inproceedings{Layton2014ASL,
  title={A Simple Local n-gram Ensemble for Authorship Verification},
  author={Robert Layton},
  booktitle={CLEF},
  year={2014}
}
The authorship verification task requires deciding whether a given test document was written by the same author as a training set. For my attempt I tested a simple voting ensemble of local (character) n-gram methods, using a grid search to choose parameters. This results in a method that requires little preconfiguration and can be applied to any language with a concept of characters. The method itself is quite fast, however training is slow with the large number of attempted parameter… CONTINUE READING
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