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Title SlangNet: A WordNet like resource for English Slang
Authors Shehzaad Dhuliawala, Diptesh Kanojia and Pushpak Bhattacharyya
Abstract We present a WordNet like structured resource for slang words and neologisms on the internet. The dynamism of language is often an indication that current language technology tools trained on today's data, may not be able to process the language in the future. Our resource could be (1) used to augment the WordNet, (2) used in several Natural Language Processing (NLP) applications which make use of noisy data on the internet like Information Retrieval and Web Mining. Such a resource can also be used to distinguish slang word senses from conventional word senses. To stimulate similar innovations widely in the NLP community, we test the efficacy of our resource for detecting slang using standard bag of words Word Sense Disambiguation (WSD) algorithms (Lesk and Extended Lesk) for English data on the internet.
Topics Lexicon, Lexical Database, Word Sense Disambiguation, Knowledge Discovery/Representation
Full paper SlangNet: A WordNet like resource for English Slang
Bibtex @InProceedings{DHULIAWALA16.885,
  author = {Shehzaad Dhuliawala and Diptesh Kanojia and Pushpak Bhattacharyya},
  title = {SlangNet: A WordNet like resource for English Slang},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2016)},
  year = {2016},
  month = {may},
  date = {23-28},
  location = {Portoro┼ż, Slovenia},
  editor = {Nicoletta Calzolari (Conference Chair) and Khalid Choukri and Thierry Declerck and Sara Goggi and Marko Grobelnik and Bente Maegaard and Joseph Mariani and Helene Mazo and Asuncion Moreno and Jan Odijk and Stelios Piperidis},
  publisher = {European Language Resources Association (ELRA)},
  address = {Paris, France},
  isbn = {978-2-9517408-9-1},
  language = {english}
 }
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