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    As someone who has not looked at the state of the art for stylometric fingerprinting since early in our eternal September, I wonder:

    1. How strong is imitation?
    2. What if I attempt to transform a machine translation so that it imitates the style of someone well known?

    Naiively, that would seem like a strong approach. The translation would remove signal, and the imitation would add noise.

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      The first study I linked indicates that obfuscation is a little more effective than imitation, and both beat naive machine-translation output.

      What if I attempt to transform a machine translation so that it imitates the style of someone well known?

      I’d rather place the original work, machine translation, and a style-guide side-by-side and transform the original work to match the style-guide while also re-phrasing anything that tripped up the machine translation. That should cover both bases.