Posted on 04/28/2022 at 08:19 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
A look at 3,000 books available through Project Gutenberg revealed some staggering trends in literature, according to a pair of researchers.
Male characters were found four times as often as female ones, though the AI technology that was used did struggle with how to handle "they" (as in, did it refer to multiple characters or nonbinary ones), as the researchers themselves freely noted.
The researchers also observed that negative adjectives were more often associated with female characters and that stronger ones were connected to the male characters.
You can read more about the gender-in-literature analysis in the Guardian.
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