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Facebook reportedly working on a dictionary of slang words

Facebook Is Working On A Software Which Will Build A Dictionary Of Slang Terms That Are Used On The Social Networking Website, According To A Report.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Bindiya Bhatt | Updated on: 10 Mar 2016, 03:20:05 PM

New Delhi:

Facebook is working on a software which will build a dictionary of slang terms that are used on the social networking website, according to a report.

The software will be capable of scanning unique words that are used in Facebook comments and posts and will try to find out if these words have a particular meaning among a group of people, The Verge reported.

“The software will look for the repeated use of particular words among users who share certain attributes, like language and location. Once the software has determined that a neologism isn’t yet largely associated with a particular definition, it will add the word to a glossary of terms,” according to the patent filing.

If the word goes unpopular, it would be removed, while user polls will also help in adding the words in the glossary.

According to the patent filing, possibly an interface will also be there that would let users add, remove or edit words in the dictionary.

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First Published : 10 Mar 2016, 03:16:00 PM

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