This article by Claude-Alain Roten, OrphAnalytics, was published in the Swiss Magazine l'1dex, October 31 2017.

All statistical analyzes unambiguously reveal who writes for Elena Ferrante: Domenico Starnone

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This page summarizes the video report and reproduces in synthetic transcript the essential passages.

On May 22, 2017, the evening news the "19 trente" of the television channel "la une" of the Belgian Radio-Television broadcasting services in French (RTBF) presented in its "le SCAN" section a video report by the journalist Tristan Godaert (T.G.) on academic ghostwriting: the non-authorized writing by a professional of a graduate thesis (GT).

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Who is Elena Ferrante?

The Sunday Times, April 2 2017, 12:01am

Last year, the writer behind the bestselling Elena Ferrante novels was unmasked as a little-known Italian translator. Speculation remains rife that more than one author is at work. Michael Sheridan goes to the heart of the literary rumour mill in Naples to sort the facts from the fiction.

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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.

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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.

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"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.

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