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We are pleased to announce that the book “Natural Language Processing for Social Media” co-authored by Dr. Atefeh Farzindar, CEO of NLP Technologies has been published by Morgan & Claypool Publishers

Title : Natural Language Processing for Social Media

Atefeh Farzindar, NLP Technologies Inc.
Diana Inkpen, University of Ottawa
Synthesis Lectures on Human Language Technologies
Print ISBN: 9781627053884
E-book ISBN: 9781627053891

Book Overview:

This book presents the state-of-the-art in research and empirical studies in the field of Natural Language Processing (NLP) for the semantic analysis of social media data. Over the past few years, online social networking sites have revolutionized the way we communicate with individuals, groups and communities, and altered everyday practices. The unprecedented volume and variety of user-generated content and the user interaction network constitute new opportunities for understanding social behavior and building socially intelligent systems.
Much research work on social networks and the mining of the social web is based on graph theory. That is apt because a social structure is made up of a set of social actors and a set of the dyadic ties between these actors. We believe that the graph-mining methods for structure, information diffusion or influence spread in social networks needs to combined with the content analysis of social media (text analysis in particular). This provides the opportunity for new applications that use the information publicly available as a result of social interactions.

Major Topics:

Social media, social networking, natural language processing, social computing, big data, semantic analysis, data science and data informatics
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The print and e-book versions are available for individual purchase via M&C Publishers’ website:
You can also order the book on Amazon.