Freshman or Fresher? Quantifying the Geographic Variation of Language in Online Social Media

@inproceedings{Kulkarni2016FreshmanOF,
  title={Freshman or Fresher? Quantifying the Geographic Variation of Language in Online Social Media},
  author={Vivek Kulkarni and Bryan Perozzi and Steven Skiena},
  booktitle={ICWSM},
  year={2016}
}
In this paper we present a new computational technique to detect and analyze statistically significant geographic variation in language. While previous approaches have primarily focused on lexical variation between regions, our method identifies words that demonstrate semantic and syntactic variation as well. Our meta-analysis approach captures statistical properties of word usage across geographical regions and uses statistical methods to identify significant changes specific to regions. We… CONTINUE READING
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