Twist Bytes @Vardial 2018

schwiiz ja*This year, the SpinningBytes team participated in the VarDial competition, where we achieved second place in the German Dialect Identification shared task. The task’s goal was to identify, which region the speaker of a given sentence is from, based on...

How does Switzerland feel about the World Cup?

   As we are reaching the final deciding matches of this year’s world cup, Switzerland (although sadly not in the World Cup anymore!) is actively following the rest of the games. We were wondering – how did the people in Switzerland react to the...

Building a National Twitter Corpus for Switzerland

Motivation In recent years, Twitter has become an increasingly valuable source of data for research purposes. As a type of micro-blogging, it allows the user to send a short message of not more than 280 characters, which results in condensed messages, containing...
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