Amid the news about the big-mouthed gossip who outed J.K. Rowling as the author of THE CUCKOO’S CALLING, there is a second story: how that gossip got validation.
It is a local story, too. The computer scientist whose style-comparison software identified her as the probable author is Patrick Juoma, who teaches at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh.
Software like this may help readers in the future with their eternal dilemma: so many books, so little time. Say you are a fan of J.K Rowling and want to know who writes like she does, not just regarding theme and genre, but on the deeper level of style. Style-comparison software could give you some realistic choices.
The blabbermouth with the now-deleted Twitter account told the world. But mark this: Juoma’s software would have known anyway.