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How much is said in a microblog? A multilingual inquiry based on Weibo and Twitter

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This paper presents a multilingual study on, per single post of microblog text, (a) how much can be said, (b) how much is written in terms of characters and bytes, and (c) how much is said in terms of information content in posts by different organizations in different languages. Focusing on three different languages (English, Chinese, and Japanese), this research analyses Weibo and Twitter accounts of major embassies and news agencies. We first establish our criterion for quantifying \how mu...

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10.1145/2786451.2786486

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University of Oxford
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SSD
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Oxford Internet Institute
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Higher Education Innovation Fund
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Economic and Social Research Council
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Association for Computing Machinery
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2015 ACM Web Science Conference, WebSci 2015 More from this journal
Publication date:
2015-01-01
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2015-01-13
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611149
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2016-03-19

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