Demographic Dialectal Variation in Social Media: A Case Study of African-American English

@inproceedings{Blodgett2016DemographicDV,
  title={Demographic Dialectal Variation in Social Media: A Case Study of African-American English},
  author={Su Lin Blodgett and Lisa Green and Brendan T. O'Connor},
  booktitle={EMNLP},
  year={2016}
}
Though dialectal language is increasingly abundant on social media, few resources exist for developing NLP tools to handle such language. We conduct a case study of dialectal language in online conversational text by investigating African-American English (AAE) on Twitter. We propose a distantly supervised model to identify AAE-like language from… CONTINUE READING

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