The State of Statistical Authorship Studies in 1984

  • Frederick Mosteller
  • David L. Wallace
Part of the Springer Series in Statistics book series (SSS)


By adding this chapter on authorship problems 20 years after the original appearance of this book, we give a general idea of the state of the field, of its strengths and weaknesses, and of where some challenging problems and useful work on authorship might lie. Because whole books are now appearing in the area, we want only to portray the state and thrust of the art of authorship resolution. Although we may make an occasional critical remark, our intention is to contribute to the overall assessment, rather than to a specific study. Essentially we treat the time period since Bailey’s (1969) review paper.


Word Length Authorship Study Homogeneity Problem Word Count Function Word 
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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Frederick Mosteller
    • 1
  • David L. Wallace
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of StatisticsHarvard UniversityCambridgeUSA
  2. 2.Department of StatisticsUniversity of ChicagoChicagoUSA

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