The agency hopes to deduce whether people are being sarcastic on social media, and so has issued a notice inviting tenders for analytic software which includes the “ability to detect sarcasm and false positives”, notes tech site ArsTechnica.
It’s not just sarcasm, a spokesperson told the Washington Post.
“Twitter is what we analyse. This is real live stream analysis … We are looking for the ability to quantify our social media reach. We aren’t looking solely to detect sarcasm.”
This seems like a very smart approach and it really is difficult to see how they could get it wrong.
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