Inference and Disputed Authorship

Frederick Mosteller and David L. Wallace

Inference and Disputed Authorship
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Frederick Mosteller and David L. Wallace

Distributed for Center for the Study of Language and Information

With a new Introduction by John Nerbonne
320 pages | 6 x 9
Paper $30.00 ISBN: 9781575865522 Published December 2008
E-book $23.00 ISBN: 9781575867182 Published March 2013
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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