Diffusion of Lexical Change in Social Media

Article, Preprint English OPEN
Jacob Eisenstein; Brendan O'Connor; Noah A Smith; Eric P Xing;
(2012)
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science
  • Journal: PLoS ONE,volume 9,issue 11 (issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203)
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0113114, pmc: PMC4237389
  • Subject: Linguistics | Research Article | Mathematics | Computational Linguistics | Mathematical and Statistical Techniques | Artificial Intelligence | Monte Carlo method | Computer Science - Computation and Language | Physical sciences | Linguistic Geography | Statistics (mathematics) | Biology and Life Sciences | Computer and Information Sciences | Computer Science - Social and Information Networks | Neuroscience | Physics - Physics and Society | Research and Analysis Methods | Medicine | Machine Learning | Q | R | Social Sciences | Science | Dialectology | Statistical methods | Sociolinguistics | Cognitive Science

Computer-mediated communication is driving fundamental changes in the nature of written language. We investigate these changes by statistical analysis of a dataset comprising 107 million Twitter messages (authored by 2.7 million unique user accounts). Using a latent vec... View more