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US Secret Service on the hunt for sarcasm-detecting analytics software

The US Secret Service wants social media analytics software that is able to understand tone and recognize sarcasm

| Internet & Websites News | Posted: Jun 5, 2014 12:47 am

America's Secret Service is on the hunt for software that can differentiate between tone on social media - including registering sarcasm.

 

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In a work order posted this week, the agency is revealed to be searching for software able to monitor users in real-time, as well as collecting data - including the emotions of web users, and in multiple languages.

 

The work order claims it's important the software has the "ability to detect sarcasm and false positives."

 

A spokesperson, Brian Leary, told CBS News that the Secret Service "has had a Twitter account for several years."

 

"We are trying to procure a tool that can automate the social media monitoring process, synthesizing large sets of social media data," Leary said.

NEWS SOURCES:Washington.cbslocal.com

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