The Hautes-Alpes already gathered 22.000 SMS !

Quebec already gathered 5.000 SMS !

Switzerland just finished a 24 000 SMS collection !

Switzerland published its own Website !
  La Réunion just finished a
12 000 SMS collection

!

 

Bravo!

History

« Faites don de vos SMS à la science »

In 2004, with the support of three private partners and the media, the Université catholique de Louvain (UCLouvain, Belgium) launched an operation called "Faites don de vos sms à la science" (Operation's website). This first experience, restricted to the French-speaking part of Belgium, enabled them to define a methodology for message collecting and to establish protocols for the preparation of corpora before their use for research (anonymisation, transcription, annotation). The private partners (Proximus, Ogilvy and NEWAy) managed the technical aspects of the data collecting and the media spread the news, which enabled the project to reach a large part of the population. The media coverage exceeded our expectations, which proves both the media's, and more widely the population's interest in this subject.

 

Results of the Belgian experience SMS collecting duration :

2 months
Numbers of SMS gathered : more than 75.000 SMS
Number of participants : 3200 people
Number of participants who answered the sociolinguistic survey (optional, available on the Web) : 2775 people

 

Publications

The book The corpus on CD-Rom

Fairon C., Klein J. et Paumier S. (2006), «Le Corpus SMS pour la science. Base de données de 30.000 SMS et logiciels de consultation», CD-Rom, Presses universitaires de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve. Cahiers du Cental, 3.2.

© Presses universitaires de Louvain, 2006 Dépôt légal : D/2006/9964/18 ISBN : 2-87463-028-4

TO ORDER

Fairon C., Klein J. et Paumier S. (2006), «Le langage SMS. Etude d'un corpus informatisé à partir de l'enquête 'Faites don de vos SMS à la science'», Presses universitaires de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve. Cahiers du Cental, 3.1. 136p.

© Presses universitaires de Louvain, 2006 Dépôt légal : D/2006/9964/38 ISBN : 2-87463-048-9

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That's new!

2016: The corpus collection is over. Buy the sms corpus

2014: SMS Communication: A Linguistic Approach is out! Buy the book

March 2012: SMS Communication: A Linguistic Approach (More info)

December 2011: LREC workshop : @NLP can u tag #user_generated_content ?!

September 2011:  sms project launched in Montpellier!

June 2011: The Italian and Romansh parts of Switzerland are completing their collection!

 

January 2011: Call for papers on SMSs! "TEXTOS : dimensions culturelles, linguistiques et pragmatiques" 79ème congrès de l’ACFAS, Université de Sherbrooke, 12-13 mai 2011.

October 2010 : sms project launched in Hautes-Alpes !

June 2010 : sms4science on Video in Switzerland.

March 2010 : Canadian project on TV!

January 2010: sms4science on RSR Radio!


 

 

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