Predicting Foreign Language Usage from English-Only Social Media Posts

@inproceedings{Volkova2018PredictingFL,
  title={Predicting Foreign Language Usage from English-Only Social Media Posts},
  author={Svitlana Volkova and Stephen Ranshous and Lawrence Phillips},
  booktitle={NAACL-HLT},
  year={2018}
}
Social media is known for its multi-cultural and multilingual interactions, a natural product of which is code-mixing. Multilingual speakers mix languages they tweet to address a different audience, express certain feelings, or attract attention. This paper presents a largescale analysis of 6 million tweets produced by 27 thousand multilingual users speaking 12 other languages besides English. We rely on this corpus to build predictive models to infer non-English languages that users speak… CONTINUE READING

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