A Survey on Authorship Attribution

Author(s): Sona Joseph, Sudhina P. N, Swathy Sivan, Merin K Antony

Abstract: Over the internet huge amount of data is available in the form of blogs, emails, books, etc. The correct Identification of this data is a difficult task. Authorship Identification (AI) is the technique used to identify the actual author of an anonymous text, which has undergone a remarkable evolution in recent years. This is based on the idea that every person unconsciously follows his own writing style, which human readers can understand. This paper presents the literature review about advances in authorship identification. Also, various techniques used in AI, significant problems in this field, and our further research direction.