Frictional Authors

@article{Gualtieri2022FrictionalA,
  title={Frictional Authors},
  author={Devlin Gualtieri},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2022},
  volume={abs/2206.05016}
}
I present a method for text analysis based on an analogy with the dynamic friction of sliding surfaces. One surface is an array of points with a 'friction coefficient' derived from the distribution frequency of a text's alphabetic characters. The other surface is a test patch having points with this friction coefficient equal to a median value. Examples are presented from an analysis of a broad range of public domain texts, and comparison is made to the Flesch Reading Ease. Source code for the… 

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