How to Do Things without Words: Modeling Semantic Drift of Emoji

Eyal Arviv, Oren Tsur

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Abstract

Emoji have become a significant part of our informal textual communication. Previous work addressing the societal and linguistic functions of emoji overlook the evolving meaning of the symbol. This evolution could be addressed through the framework of semantic drifts. In this paper we model and analyze the semantic drift of emoji and discuss the features that may be contributing to the drift, some are unique to emoji and some are more general.
Original languageEnglish GB
StatePublished - 8 Oct 2021

Keywords

  • cs.CL

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