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Each SMS-author of a handwriting

October 9 2006

Ways people write SMS-messages, scientists trying to assess, considering that in future the police will be able to use the correspondence of criminals as evidence and evidence of their guilt.

To determine authorship in an electronic communication is extremely difficult, in contrast to handwriting handwritten. But here, according to scientists from the University of Leicester, there are subtleties. How often the author uses abbreviations, what words and phrases included in its "SMS-language", etc.

"All that we want to understand - it is the differences in the style of writing. We must determine whether these differences reveal the author's message", - says linguist Dr Tim Grant.

Now linguists are studying more than fifteen thousand copies of individual SMS-texts. "We notice that some authors often omit the word, others are more wordy. We also found that the style of two people who are rewritten for a long time, it is similar," - said Dr. Grant. Tells

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