MATH 5050 — Stochastic Processes and Simulation II
The assignment that I’m including in my ePortfolio to represent this course is my final project with corresponding R script. We were required in this course to complete a final project applying any concept we learned from either the first or second semester of this course. I analyzed texts (using R) to predict the gender of the text’s author by viewing the text itself as being generated by a Markov chain, based on previous research that predicted the author of a text in the same way. My procedure would correctly predict the gender of the author of a text 70% of the time. I also discuss important issues and concerns with this procedure.