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CYB3RL4NG: Fund research into the growth, movement, and impact of slang online.

Our research team is dedicated to investigating the dynamics of online slang and its dissemination across platforms, with a particular emphasis on spaces like Reddit. We aim to construct a comprehensive understanding of how slang terms emerge, evolve, and traverse various virtual communities.

To achieve this, we seek to compile a substantial dataset and employ advanced tools, such as word embeddings and statistical analyses. Our goal is to shed light on the lifecycle of slang words—how they originate, solidify in meaning, and migrate across diverse online groups.

The significance of our work extends beyond deciphering internet lingo. By unraveling the temporal aspects of word adoption and linguistic evolution, our research holds the potential to contribute valuable insights to the broader field of linguistics. Think of it as an exploration into the historical journey of words in the digital age.

Your support is crucial to meeting the technical demands of our research, ensuring access to essential computing resources. Additionally, your contribution may facilitate our participation in conferences, providing opportunities to share our findings globally and engage with fellow researchers.

Gifts in support of the University of Maryland are accepted and managed by the University of Maryland College Park Foundation, Inc., an affiliated 501(c)(3) organization authorized by the Board of Regents. Contributions to the University of Maryland are tax-deductible as allowed by law. Please see your tax advisor for details.

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