If someone is really interested in obtaining a very large sample of SMS text messages in "American" English from a variety of geographic and socioeconomic backgrounds, then he/she ought to contact AT& T or Verizon. My understanding is that they store all SMS text messages for five years in case someone is accused of making terroristic threats or engaging in illegal inside trading practices. There might be a cost associated with this.
----- Original Message ----- From: Vivian Tsang <vyctsang at cs.toronto.edu> Date: Monday, April 11, 2011 11:14 am Subject: Re: [Corpora-List] All English Text Messaging Corpus? To: Corpora list <corpora at uib.no>
Shrug. I'm writing to support the argument against Rich. Patent claims have nothing to with text messaging; they're entirely different. If I asked for information about cookbooks and recipes and someone steered me to their collection of movie reviews, I wouldn't find that helpful at all.
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