Re-tweeting from a linguistic perspective

  title={Re-tweeting from a linguistic perspective},
  author={Aobo Wang and Tao Chen and Min-Yen Kan},
What makes a tweet worth sharing? We study the content of tweets to uncover linguistic tendencies of shared microblog posts (retweets), by examining surface linguistic features, deeper parse-based features and Twitterspecific conventions in tweet content. We show how these features correlate with a functional classification of tweets, thereby categorizing people’s writing styles based on their different intentions on Twitter. We find that both linguistic features and functional classification… CONTINUE READING


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