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Dude, srsly?: The Surprisingly Formal Nature of Twitter's Language

Dude, srsly?: The Surprisingly Formal Nature of Twitter's Language

This video was recorded at 7th International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM), Boston 2013. Twitter has become the de facto information sharing and communication platform. Given the factors that influence language on Twitter - size limitation as well as communication and content-sharing mechanisms - there is a continuing debate about the position of Twitter's language in the spectrum of language on various established mediums. These include SMS and chat on the one hand (size limitations) and email (communication), blogs and newspapers (content sharing) on the other. To provide a way of determining this, we propose a computational framework that offers insights into the linguistic style of all these mediums. Our framework consists of two parts. The first part builds upon a... Show More
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