A Computational Approach to Authorship Verification of Johann Wolfgang Goethe’s Contributions to the Frankfurter gelehrte Anzeigen (1772–73)

  • Mike Kestemont Antwerp University
  • Gunther Martens Ghent University
  • Thorsten Ries Ghent University / University of Sussex


The article proposes a computational stylometric authorship verification approach to contribute to the solution of the longstanding philological problem concerning Johann Wolfgang Goethe's (1749-1832) anonymous contributions to the journal Frankfurter gelehrte Anzeigen of 1772/73 (FgA).