On the Feasibility of Internet-Scale Author Identification

@article{Narayanan2012OnTF,
  title={On the Feasibility of Internet-Scale Author Identification},
  author={Arvind Narayanan and Hristo S. Paskov and Neil Zhenqiang Gong and John Bethencourt and Emil Stefanov and Eui Chul Richard Shin and Dawn Xiaodong Song},
  journal={2012 IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy},
  year={2012},
  pages={300-314}
}
We study techniques for identifying an anonymous author via linguistic stylometry, i.e., comparing the writing style against a corpus of texts of known authorship. We experimentally demonstrate the effectiveness of our techniques with as many as 100,000 candidate authors. Given the increasing availability of writing samples online, our result has serious implications for anonymity and free speech - an anonymous blogger or whistleblower may be unmasked unless they take steps to obfuscate their… CONTINUE READING
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