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December 4, 2019

Machine learning has revealed exactly how much of a Shakespeare play was written by someone else

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MIT Technology Reveiw

The evidence comes from studies of each author’s linguistic idiosyncrasies and how they crop up in Henry VIII.  Enter Petr Plecháč at the Czech Academy of Sciences in Prague, who says he has solved the problem using machine learning to identify the authorship of more or less every line of the play. “Our results highly support the canonical division of the play between William Shakespeare and John Fletcher proposed by James Spedding,” says Plecháč.

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