K.F. Wong

Network Informal Language (NIL) refers to the language commonly used on the Internet for real-time information exchange, such as over ICQ, MSN, etc. NIL is very different from natural language. It is dynamic and anomalous in nature. We propose to use a machine learning approach to acquire new vocabulary and grammar rules from a proprietary NIL corpus. Understanding NIL would enable us to analyse the behaviour of Internet users. This in turn could be applied to commercial application, such as customer relationship management.

Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management, CUHK