COLING 2016 - 26th International Conference on Computational Linguistics, Proceedings of COLING 2016: Technical Papers
Violence is a serious problems for cities like Chicago and has been exacerbated by the use of social media by gang-involved youths for taunting rival gangs. We present a corpus of tweets from a young and powerful female gang member and her communicators, which we have annotated with discourse intention, using a deep read to understand how and what triggered conversations to escalate into aggression. We use this corpus to develop a part-of-speech tagger and phrase table for the variant of English that is used, as well as a classifier for identifying tweets that express grieving and aggression.
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Blevins, Terra; Kwiatkowski, Robert; Macbeth, Jamie C.; McKeown, Kathleen; Patton, Desmond; and Rambow, Owen, "Automatically Processing Tweets from Gang-Involved Youth: Towards Detecting Loss and Aggression" (2016). Computer Science: Faculty Publications, Smith College, Northampton, MA.