Importance and Challenges of Social Media Text

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Shailendra Kumar Singh
Manoj Kumar Sachan


The rapid growth of social media like twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp, messenger etc. has increased the availability of unstructured data (texts, images, videos) amount on internet. These texts are different from traditional text. The text written on social media are called Social Media Text. In India more than 50% comments on social media are written in Indian Languages using Unicode and Phonetic typing. The Pre-processing of these texts for application of Natural Language Processing (NLP) is a challenging task. This paper will help the researchers to understand the concept of code mixing, social media text, code mixed text and various challenges of social media text. Keywords: social media; social media text; code mixing, POS tagger, Language Identification.


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