Linear Digressions
Linear Digressions
Ben Jaffe and Katie Malone
Text Analysis for Guessing the NYTimes Op-Ed Author
18 minutes Posted Sep 16, 2018 at 11:13 am.
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A very intriguing op-ed was published in the NY Times recently, in which the author (a senior official in the Trump White House) claimed to be a minor saboteur of sorts, acting with his or her colleagues to undermine some of Donald Trump’s worst instincts and tendencies. Pretty stunning, right? So who is the author? It’s a mystery—the op-ed was published anonymously. That hasn’t stopped people from speculating though, and some machine learning on the vocabulary used in the op-ed is one way to get clues.