A pluridisciplinary team of linguists and computer scientists (Praxiling, Lirmm, Lidilem, Tetis, Viseo) collected more than 88,000 French authentic text messages in Montpellier (2011), as part of the MSH-M sud4science LR project (Sud4science Languedoc Roussillon. Mutation des pratiques scripturales en communication électronique médiée). This project is part of a vast international project entitled sms4science, coordinated by the CENTAL at Université catholique de Louvain (UCL) in Belgium. Participants from the general public, who donated their SMS to science, were also able to fill in a sociolinguistic questionnaire. The text messages from the sud4science LR project were then semi-automatically anonymised, before being partially transcoded (into standardised French) and annotated.
Last update on 09/10/2015