Grounding the Semantics of Part-of-Day Nouns Worldwide using Twitter

David Vilares, Carlos Gómez-Rodríguez


Abstract
The usage of part-of-day nouns, such as ‘night’, and their time-specific greetings (‘good night’), varies across languages and cultures. We show the possibilities that Twitter offers for studying the semantics of these terms and its variability between countries. We mine a worldwide sample of multilingual tweets with temporal greetings, and study how their frequencies vary in relation with local time. The results provide insights into the semantics of these temporal expressions and the cultural and sociological factors influencing their usage.
Anthology ID:
W18-1116
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Proceedings of the Second Workshop on Computational Modeling of People’s Opinions, Personality, and Emotions in Social Media
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June
Year:
2018
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New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
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NAACL | PEOPLES | WS
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Association for Computational Linguistics
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123–128
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https://www.aclweb.org/anthology/W18-1116
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10.18653/v1/W18-1116
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