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Identifying the Authors’ National Variety of English in Social Media Texts

Simaki, Vasiliki LU ; Simakis, Panagiotis; Paradis, Carita LU and Andreas, Kerren (2017) The 11th Biennial Conference on Recent Advances In Natural Language Processing (RANLP '17), 2-8 September 2017, Varna, Bulgaria In RANLP 2017 - Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing
Abstract
In this paper, we present a study for the identification of authors’ national variety of English in texts from social media. In data from Facebook and Twitter, information about the author’s social profile is annotated, and the national English variety (US, UK, AUS, CAN, NNS) that each author uses is attributed. We tested four feature types: formal linguistic features, POS features, lexicon-based features related to the different varieties, and data-based features from each English variety. We used various machine learning algorithms for the classification experiments, and we implemented a feature selection
process. The classification accuracy achieved, when the 31 highest ranked
features were used, was up to 77.32%. The... (More)
In this paper, we present a study for the identification of authors’ national variety of English in texts from social media. In data from Facebook and Twitter, information about the author’s social profile is annotated, and the national English variety (US, UK, AUS, CAN, NNS) that each author uses is attributed. We tested four feature types: formal linguistic features, POS features, lexicon-based features related to the different varieties, and data-based features from each English variety. We used various machine learning algorithms for the classification experiments, and we implemented a feature selection
process. The classification accuracy achieved, when the 31 highest ranked
features were used, was up to 77.32%. The experimental results are evaluated, and the efficacy of the ranked features discussed. (Less)
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  author       = {Simaki, Vasiliki and Simakis, Panagiotis and Paradis, Carita and Andreas, Kerren},
  language     = {eng},
  series       = {RANLP 2017 - Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing},
  title        = {Identifying the Authors’ National Variety of English in Social Media Texts},
  year         = {2017},
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