Collaborative discovery of Chinese neologisms in social media

Shek Lung Lai, Vincent To Yee Ng

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The emergence of neologism in social media has bought the researchers' attention. Traditional ways of text mining are not sufficient to handle the unique properties of messages in the new media. New methods have been developed to extract neologisms in order to help researchers to understand about community behavior in different media. In this paper, we propose a collaborative framework to detect neologisms from various social media. There are 4 different types of agents working collaboratively. Among them, the summarizing agent is using the life span parameter to confirm if an unknown character pattern is a neologism. Preliminary experiments have been performed to investigate the possible popularity patterns of some known neologisms.
Original languageEnglish
Article number6974578
Pages (from-to)4107-4112
Number of pages6
JournalConference Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics
Issue numberJanuary
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Event2014 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, SMC 2014 - San Diego, United States
Duration: 5 Oct 20148 Oct 2014


  • Neologism discovery
  • Social media analysis
  • Text mining

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Human-Computer Interaction


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