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Title
The Netlog corpus : a resource for the study of Flemish Dutch internet language
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Abstract
Although in recent years numerous forms of Internet communication such as e-mail, blogs, chat rooms and social network environments have emerged, balanced corpora of Internet speech with trustworthy meta-information (e. g. age and gender) or linguistic annotations are still limited. In this paper we present a large corpus of Flemish Dutch chat posts that were collected from the Belgian online social network Netlog. For all of these posts we also acquired the users' profile information, making this corpus a unique resource for computational and sociolinguistic research. However, for analyzing such a corpus on a large scale, NLP tools are required for e. g. automatic POS tagging or lemmatization. Because many NLP tools fail to correctly analyze the surface forms of chat language usage, we propose to normalize this 'anomalous' input into a format suitable for existing NLP solutions for standard Dutch. Additionally, we have annotated a substantial part of the corpus (i.e. the Chatty subset) to provide a gold standard for the evaluation of future approaches to automatic (Flemish) chat language normalization.
Language
English
Source (book)
Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'12) / Calzolari, Nicoletta [edit.]; e.a.
Publication
Istanbul : European Language Resources Association, 2012
ISBN
978-2-9517408-7-7
Volume/pages
p. 1569-1572
ISI
000323927701108
UAntwerpen
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
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Creation 31.05.2012
Last edited 08.06.2017
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