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Online discussion forums are a valuable means for users to resolve specific information needs, both interactively for the participants and statically for users who search/browse over historical thread data. However, the complex structure of forum threads can make it difficult for users to extract relevant information. The discourse structure of web forum(More)
The Discriminating between Similar Languages (DSL) shared task at VarDial challenged participants to build an automatic language identification system to discriminate between 13 languages in 6 groups of highly-similar languages (or national varieties of the same language). In this paper, we describe the submissions made by team UniMelb-NLP, which took part(More)
While various claims have been made about text in social media text being noisy, but there has never been a systematic study to investigate just how linguistically noisy or otherwise it is over a range of social media sources. We explore this question empirically over popular social media text types, in the form of YouTube comments, Twitter posts, web user(More)
Language identification is the task of automatically detecting the language(s) present in a document based on the content of the document. In this work, we address the problem of detecting documents that contain text from more than one language (multilingual documents). We introduce a method that is able to detect that a document is multilingual, identify(More)