Inference and Disputed Authorship: The Federalist

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Center for the Study of Language and Information, 2007 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 303 pages
The 1964 publication of Inference and Disputed Authorship made the cover of Time magazine and the attention of academics and the public alike for its use of statistical methodology to solve one of American history’s most notorious questions: the disputed authorship of the Federalist Papers.
  Back in print for a new generation of readers, this classic volume applies mathematics, including the once-controversial Bayesian analysis, into the heart of a literary and historical problem by studying frequently used words in the texts. The reissue of this landmark book will be welcomed by anyone interested in the juncture of history, political science, and authorship.

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Contents

The Federalist Papers As a Case Study
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Words and Their Distributions
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3A Independence of words from one block of text to another
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Copyright

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Frederick Mosteller (1916–2006) was professor of statistics at Harvard University.
David L. Wallace is professor emeritus of statistics at the University of Chicago.      

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