Stylometry, or applied stylistics, is the statistical analysis of text (textometry) or other forms of data for the purpose of authorship recognition and attribution, relying on authorial invariants (writeprints), which are patterns (styles) that an author unconsciously utilises in their writing. This may include comparing anonymous messages to signed messages for the purpose of determining an author's true identity.
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