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Language of online Social Networks Detection, Diffusion, Prediction
Daniel Kershaw

This event took place on 15th March 2016 at 11:30am (11:30 GMT)
Knowledge Media Institute, Berrill Building, The Open University, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom, MK7 6AA

Language exists in a constant flux: existing in the duality of social structure and the actions of the agents with the system. As a result, new words come and go from people's vocabularies - e.g. the recent introduction of `e-cig' and `vape'. Traditionally this work required to identify these ‘innovations’ is both time consuming and subjective. The talk therefore explores identifying variation in language, in particular language innovations that occur in and across multiple online social networks (innovations could be a change of spelling to the introduction of new words), and how such investigations can be performed at scale.

The webcast was open to 1000 users

(51 minutes)

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