Accession Number : AD0674752

Title :   A TEST OF DISPUTED AUTHORSHIP: CH'EN TZU-CHIA AND CHU TZU-CHIA.

Descriptive Note : Research Communication no. 60,

Corporate Author : DOUGLAS AIRCRAFT CO INC HUNTINGTON BEACH CALIF ADVANCED RESEARCH LABS

Personal Author(s) : Dreher,John J. ; Young,Elaine L. ; Ma,John

Report Date : MAY 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : Historically, the authors of Chinese political and fictional documents have resorted to at least one and sometimes dozens of different pen names. Fear of political reprisal, a desire to avoid personal involvement, protection of political positions, and even relief of the reader's tedium by many contributions of the same author have variously served to aggravate the situation. Such a practice, confusing to the historian and statesman alike, has now resulted in chaotic conditions for author verification. This study, concerned with two works of the wartime Japanese-sponsored Wang Ching-wei regime in China, tests a case in point. One fictional, the other political, these separate two-volume publications have divided analysts in their opinions as to author identity. Through the use of two statistical techniques previously developed at the Douglas Advanced Research Laboratories, the segment distribution and phrasal digram probability tests, evidence is presented to support the conclusion that different men did indeed write the two accounts. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*DOCUMENTS, CHINESE LANGUAGE), LINGUISTICS, SOURCES, PERSONNEL, IDENTIFICATION, PATTERN RECOGNITION, PROBABILITY, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Linguistics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE