Modeling of Stylistic Variation in Social Media with Stretchy Patterns

@inproceedings{Gianfortoni2011ModelingOS,
  title={Modeling of Stylistic Variation in Social Media with Stretchy Patterns},
  author={Philip Gianfortoni and David Adamson and Carolyn Penstein Ros{\'e}},
  year={2011}
}
In this paper we describe a novel feature discovery technique that can be used to model stylistic variation in sociolects. While structural features offer much in terms of expressive power over simpler features used more frequently in machine learning approaches to modeling linguistic variation, they frequently come at an excessive cost in terms of feature space size expansion. We propose a novel form of structural features referred to as “stretchy patterns” that strike a balance between… CONTINUE READING
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