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Inference and disputed authorship : the Federalist

Author: Frederick Mosteller; David L Wallace
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Center for the Study of Language and Information, ©2007.
Series: David Hume series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [David Hume series ed.]View all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Mosteller, Frederick, 1916-2006.
Inference and disputed authorship.
Stanford, Calif. : Center for the Study of Language and Information, ©2007
(OCoLC)761358105
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Frederick Mosteller; David L Wallace
ISBN: 9781575865522 1575865521
OCLC Number: 123079560
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: Reading, Mass. : Addison-Wesley, 1964.
Description: A-xx, vii-xxxvii, 303 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Preface to the David Hume Series Edition --
Introduction to the David Hume Series Edition --
The Exact Analysis of Text / John Nerbonne --
1. The Federalist Papers As a Case Study --
2. Words and Their Distributions --
3. The Main Study --
4. Theoretical Basis of the Main Study --
5. Weight-Rate Analysis --
6. A Robust Hand-Calculated Bayesian Analysis --
7. Three-Category Analysis --
8. Other Studies --
9. Summary of Results and Conclusions --
10. The State of Statistical Authorship Studies in 1984.
Series Title: David Hume series.
Responsibility: Frederick Mosteller & David L. Wallace ; with a new introduction by John Nerbonne.
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