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Textual Analysis and Math?

My first draft for my IA is due next Saturday, August 15, and I still do not have a specific research question..

My teacher suggested Donald Wayne Foster, a professor who has been able to use textual analysis to identify unknown authors. When my teacher suggested this idea, I think, it was because he (my teacher) thought that Donald Foster used a computer statistics analysis thing... Based off what he suggested, I went to the path, thinking that I can maybe find out what math is involved, basically "decoding" this program Donald Foster used.

I am currently in the middle of reading one of Donald Foster's book and it turns out that he doesn't have a computer program. He uses electronics to search for possible candidates or to look for certain phrases or words.

Can someone help me come up with a Math IA question that revolves around textual analysis and math??

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This would be more in the realm of Computer Science as I imagine it's based on machine learning algorithms. It's not a topic I know much about but there is plenty of linear algebra involved - which falls outside the syllabus and thus could be useful for the use of mathematics criterion.

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