Books signed under the pseudonym Elena Ferrante are discussed in the media (New York Times, Corriere della Sera, Il Sole 24 Ore, L'Express, and again the New York Times).
Nobody could meet the author of these books. The recent success of the English translations increases the interest in this corpus. Several names have been suggested as a possible writer of these books. Analyses, mainly of linguistic statistics, were conducted to determine the author of the Ferrante corpus.
The “Rendez-vous société” section of the midday news “12:45” of the television channel “RTS One” of the Swiss Radio Television broadcasting services in French, May 11, 2016.
Invited by the journalist Fanny Moille, the Prof. Michelle Bergada of the University of Geneva and Claude-Alain Roten - cofounder of OrphAnalytics SA - answered questions concerning the struggle against fraud by plagiarism or ghostwriting.
"The ghost behind my bachelor thesis: ghostwriting is a common problem at universities. Picture : Martin Barraud (plainpicture)"
Article from Stefania Telesca, published by the "Tages Anzeiger" newspaper the 24 Februrary 2016. Translation performed by the OrphAnalytics team.
Two researchers from Lausanne have developed a software application for ghostwriting detection. But can a computer program distinguish authors? We did the test.
Article published in French in Uniscope n° 515 (magazine of the University of Lausanne), January 15 - February 28 2006, pages 22-23. PDF
The prophets of the Bible were probably unaware of the existence of bacteria. That was a mistake: these unicellular organisms turn out to be dread sneaks. In this surprising adventure, life sciences meet linguistics and theology.