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Submission + - Twitter Users Have Regional Accents Says CMU Study (itnews.com.au)

aesoteric writes: Twitter users tweet messages with regional dialects, using "suttin" for "something" if they are New Yorkers and "sumthin" if they are not, according to a Carnegie Mellon study. The study looked at 380,000 tweets by 9,500 users who wrote at least 20 messages via cell phone over a week in March 2010. The differences in regional expression reportedly allowed researchers to predict the location of a user in the United States within about 300 miles. The full research paper can be downloaded as a PDF.
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Twitter Users Have Regional Accents Says CMU Study

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