Evaluation of authorship attribution software on a Chat bot corpus

Nawaf Ali, University of Louisville
Musa Hindi, University of Louisville
Roman V. Yampolskiy, University of Louisville


Authorship recognition is a technique used to identify the author of an unclaimed document, or in case when more than one author claims a document. Authorship recognition has great potential for applications in Computer forensics. The intended goal of this research is to identify a Chat bot by analyzing conversation log files. This is a novel area of investigation, as artificially intelligent authors have not been profiled based on their linguistic behavior. The collected data comes from chat logs between different Chat Bots and between Chat Bots and Human users. The initial experiments utilizing collected data demonstrate the feasibility of our approach. © 2011 IEEE.