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Title Functions of Code-Switching in Tweets: An Annotation Framework and Some Initial Experiments
Authors Rafiya Begum, Kalika Bali, Monojit Choudhury, Koustav Rudra and Niloy Ganguly
Abstract Code-Switching (CS) between two languages is extremely common in communities with societal multilingualism where speakers switch between two or more languages when interacting with each other. CS has been extensively studied in spoken language by linguists for several decades but with the popularity of social-media and less formal Computer Mediated Communication, we now see a big rise in the use of CS in the text form. This poses interesting challenges and a need for computational processing of such code-switched data. As with any Computational Linguistic analysis and Natural Language Processing tools and applications, we need annotated data for understanding, processing, and generation of code-switched language. In this study, we focus on CS between English and Hindi Tweets extracted from the Twitter stream of Hindi-English bilinguals. We present an annotation scheme for annotating the pragmatic functions of CS in Hindi-English (Hi-En) code-switched tweets based on a linguistic analysis and some initial experiments.
Topics Corpus (Creation, Annotation, etc.), Multilinguality, Social Media Processing
Full paper Functions of Code-Switching in Tweets: An Annotation Framework and Some Initial Experiments
Bibtex @InProceedings{BEGUM16.932,
  author = {Rafiya Begum and Kalika Bali and Monojit Choudhury and Koustav Rudra and Niloy Ganguly},
  title = {Functions of Code-Switching in Tweets: An Annotation Framework and Some Initial Experiments},
  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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